The purpose of this study was to evaluate the response rate at one year follow-up in Danespine (DS) and the outcome after spine surgery. Medical charts were compared to the number of patients in DS. Outcome was measured in pain reduction for legs/back and the improvement in EuroQol (EQ-5D) score. 99.5% of the patients were registered in DS at the time of surgery, 83.7% at one year follow-up. The mean visual analogue scale score for legs/back declined from 63.2/54.0 to 33.2/34.6. The patients' EQ-5D score improved from 0.33 to 0.62. The complication rate was 12.7%. We have implemented DS in order to evaluate the patient satisfaction after surgery, and the patients' benefit from spine surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Implementation of the Danish national database Danespine for spinal surgery|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Læger|
|Publication status||Published - 6. Jan 2014|
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