The NPA Welcomes Advocate Healthcare System to the QOD Program
The NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) welcomes Advocate Health System and Hospitals Corporation, based in Downers Grove, Ill., to the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) registry program. Advocate will implement QOD in four hospitals over the coming months and will join over 100 existing QOD participating centers, several of which have been submitting data since 2012. As of January 2019, there are over 112,000 patients enrolled in the QOD Spine registry and over 5,000 patients enrolled in the QOD Neurovascular registry.
The QOD serves as the nationwide prospective clinical registry for neurosurgical procedures and practice patterns. Its primary purpose is to track the quality of surgical care for the most common neurosurgical and spine procedures, as well as provide individual surgeons, practice groups, hospitals and health systems with an immediate infrastructure for analyzing and reporting the quality of their neurosurgical care.