Standards of care for spine surgery will become increasingly aligned as surgeons become more reliant on patient outcome data to drive treatment, one spine surgeon predicts.
“A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers.”
Oren Gottfried, MD, is a spinal neurosurgeon at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Hospital.
In his capacity as vice chair of quality of Duke’s Department of Neurosurgery, neurosurgeon Oren Gottfried, MD, has helped develop numerous quality initiatives focusing on improving patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes and reducing patient morbidity and mortality.
This activity is intended for neurologists, pain medicine specialists, physiatrists, and physicians who care for patients before and after cervical spine surgery.
A new machine learning tool that assesses surgical risk—dubbed Pythia— helps amplify the expertise of Duke providers in predicting postoperative outcomes for different types of high-risk surgeries.
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