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Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
The Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital is a leader in developing and implementing quality metrics at the national level, helping improve quality of care and outcomes for patients and informing national health care policy development.
The Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital takes an active leadership role in developing and vetting quality metrics at the national level to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients. Members of the center’s staff chair the boards of national societies and work with all levels of leadership to define important metrics and registries for data collection.
Patient groups and medical specialty societies, such as the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American College of Surgeons, have pursued registries as a clinical improvement strategy because of the benefit available to patients. With an increasing national focus on quality and cost, the opportunity to leverage clinical registries to improve outcomes and appropriate utilization has never been greater. When offered, clinicians seize the chance to improve patient care by sharing and learning from clinical data. Payers, when given access to information about clinical performance, use it to make better decisions.
The Codman Center participates in national surgical quality databases and clinical registries.View registries
The Codman Center has developed formal structures within the Department of Surgery at Mass General to facilitate participation in registries by:
In addition to collecting and providing data to national registries, the Codman Center reviews outcomes reported by Mass General’s Department of Surgery to assess the performance of various procedures. The data also informs several ongoing research projects focused on:
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