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Annual Report 2019

Spine Tango: Quality Assurance through Reporting and Benchmarking

Spine Tango is an international registry used to collect standardised data on treatment effectiveness, patient safety and best practice. The data collected facilitate quality assurance and evidence-based research.
The objectives of the Task Force Spine Tango are to develop and implement strategies for the continued expansion of the registry and to increase value for users and stakeholders – patients, insurance companies, MedTechs and health authorities.

More information can be found in the Annual Report 2019Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster on page 34.

SSCoE: Enhancing Treatment Quality with Audit and Certification

Quality, satisfaction and value in spine care go beyond the qualifications of the spine surgeon and the selected treatment. They involve the complete delivery of services to address the needs of the patient. The aim of the Spine Surgical Centre of Excellence (SSCoE) programme is to promote excellence in health care delivery across all member states of the European community – in spite of differences in national health care systems. Furthermore, improvement in health care delivery must be driven by the measurement of patient outcomes.

Quality must replace quantity in the concept of value-based health care.
To achieve these objectives, educating spine surgeons is a strong first step. However, by developing a certification programme for spine centres in hospitals throughout Europe, EUROSPINE’s SSCoE programme has taken concrete measures to support sustained improvement in quality and patient outcomes in spine surgery.

More information can be found in the Annual Report 2019Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster on page 23.

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