Category Archives: Quality Improvement

The Shoe That Fits—Developing and Validating a Risk Assessment Tool Specific to Spine Surgery

Tej Azad (left) Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto, CA John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS, FACS (middle) Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Departmental Quality Officer and Co-Director of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division, Stanford … Continue reading

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A History of #HealthReform

Kurt A. Yaeger, MD (left) Neurosurgical Resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, NY Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA (right) Vice-Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Geisinger Health System Wilkes Barre, PA In March and April, Neurosurgery Blog … Continue reading

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AANS and CNS Release 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

On February 14, 2017 the AANS and CNS released their 2017 legislative and regulatory agenda, which includes action items such as improving the health care delivery system, abolishing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), expanding support for graduate medical education, … Continue reading

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