Quality Spine Care

Healthcare Systems, Quality Reporting, and Risk Adjustment

  • John Ratliff
  • Todd J. Albert
  • Joseph Cheng
  • Jack Knightly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Historical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Omid R. Hariri, Ariel Takayanagi, T. J. Florence, Arvin R. Wali
      Pages 3-13
    3. Jonathan P. Scoville, Erica F. Bisson
      Pages 15-28
    4. Eric J. Feuchtbaum, Catherine H. MacLean, Todd J. Albert
      Pages 29-49
  3. Methodology in Quality Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Taylor D. Ottesen, Kareem J. Kebaish, Jonathan N. Grauer
      Pages 53-68
    3. Melissa R. Dunbar, Zoher Ghogawala
      Pages 69-73
    4. Owoicho Adogwa, Joseph Cheng, John E. O’Toole
      Pages 75-88
    5. Bernhard Meyer, Ehab Shiban, Sandro M. Krieg
      Pages 89-110
    6. Tejbir Singh Pannu, Virginie Lafage, Frank J. Schwab
      Pages 111-129
    7. Zach Pennington, Corinna C. Zygourakis, Christopher P. Ames
      Pages 131-151
  4. Healthcare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Luis M. Tumialán
      Pages 155-169
    3. Ashley A. Cole, Lee M. Breakwell, Michael James Hutton
      Pages 171-198
    4. Bryan Ashman, John Chen Li Tat
      Pages 199-209
    5. Satish Rudrappa, Deepak Venkatesh Agarkhed, Sushrut S. Vaidya
      Pages 211-224
    6. Motoki Iwasaki, Takahito Fujimori
      Pages 225-236
    7. Xiongying Chen, Xiang Qian
      Pages 237-254
  5. Implementation of Quality Reporting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Mohamad Bydon, Mohamed Elminawy, Mohammed Ali Alvi
      Pages 257-271
    3. Gabriel S. Makar, Michael Gutman, Mayan Lendner, David A. Janiec, Christina Vannello, Michael E. West et al.
      Pages 273-285
    4. Clemens M. Schirmer
      Pages 287-300
    5. Kern H. Guppy, Jessica Harris, Johannes A. Bernbeck, Harsimran S. Brara
      Pages 315-339
    6. Catherine H. MacLean, Chad M. Craig
      Pages 341-354
    7. Daniel Burkett, Clayton Haldeman, Paul Samuel Page, Daniel K. Resnick
      Pages 355-367
    8. Julian L. Gendreau, Allen L. Ho, Arjun Vivek Pendharkar, Eric S. Sussman, Atman M. Desai
      Pages 369-384
    9. Brian L. Anderson, Pratik Rohatgi, Robert E. Harbaugh
      Pages 385-395
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 397-405

About this book


This book provides a succinct overview of a variety of aspects of quality that is absent from other texts that cover the technical aspects of operative spine care. Readers are provided with insight and comparisons of different quality reporting systems across different health care systems, while also discussing the different strengths and weaknesses therein. The book summarizes state-of-the-art quality measurement and value assessment in spine care while reviewing quality reporting in the US and internationally. Chapters also outline how quality improvement efforts achieved success in hospital systems. 

Quality Spine Care: Healthcare Systems, Quality Reporting, and Risk Adjustment provides surgeons and practitioners with insight into the challenging aspects of healthcare delivery and quality assessment related to spine care.


Quality Metrics Registries in Spine Care Risk Stratification Episode Groups Reporting of Quality

Editors and affiliations

  • John Ratliff
    • 1
  • Todd J. Albert
    • 2
  • Joseph Cheng
    • 3
  • Jack Knightly
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.Atlantic Neurosurgical SpecialistsMorristownUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology