• Perform a minimum of 200 spine surgeries annually
  • Have the active participation of both Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Commit to the use of a standard patient registry
  • Commit to active participation in collaborative quality improvement activities
  • Have, or hire, a data abstractor, registered health information technician, research nurse or clinical reviewer to abstract data into the project registry
  • Commitment of at least one orthopedic surgeon and one neurosurgeon who will be active participants in collaborative activities
  • Have an active quality improvement structure and process