Kim EJ, Chotai S, Archer KR, Bydon M, Asher AL, Devin CJ. Need for Two-Year Patient-Reported Outcomes Score for Lumbar Spine Surgery Is Procedure-Specific: Analysis From a Prospective Longitudinal Spine Registry. Spine. 2017 Jan 31. PMID: 28146018 [PubMed]
Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to determine whether 1-year patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can accurately assess effective care for patients undergoing surgery for degenerative lumbar spine disease SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Prospective longitudinal PROs registries provide a means to accurately assess outcomes and determine the relative effectiveness of various spine treatments. Obtaining long-term PROs can be costly and challenging.