The Surgical Outcomes Research Center is dedicated to providing information about our faculty’s groundbreaking research to improve patient safety and outcomes in spine surgery. Below, you can access some of the most recent presentations given by our researchers in the field.

 Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System PROMIS domains can be used to assess health status in patients with lumbar degenerative spine disease - presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Quality of Life.

Patients who are engaged in physical therapy and home exercise following a telephone based intervention experience marked and sustained improvements in health status - presented at the 2015 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.

A brief telephone-based intervention aimed at improving rehabilitation engagement leads to better health outcomes up to two years after spine surgery - presented at the 2015 Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health.

Dr. Skolasky spoke at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (2015) to show that resolution of sciatica (leg pain, numbness, and weakness) after surgery leads to improved physical health.

Dr. Skolasky presents the influence of hospital characteristics on Medicare payments to hospitals for cervical spine surgery at the Cervical Spine Research Society's Annual Meeting (2013).

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