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Barrow Clinical Outcomes Center

About Our Center

The Barrow Clinical Outcomes Center was established in 2016 to improve the quality of neurological care through a data-driven approach. The center systematically collects comprehensive clinical data for analysis and reporting of patient outcomes. This data repository, the Barrow Clinical Outcomes Database, is the foundation for several high-impact studies geared to improve clinical outcomes, reduce cost, apply new technology, and improve delivery of neurological care.

Background

Treatment of neurological diseases is primarily aimed at improving quality of life, maximizing function, and extending life expectancy. Delivery of high quality patient care requires a complete understanding of our clinical outcomes so that our treatment paradigms can continue to evolve. Registries are increasingly being utilized across all medical specialties, including the neurosciences, for this purpose.

The advantage of prospective registries over randomized controlled trials lies not only in their timeliness, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness with respect to patient enrollment and data collection, but in their true representativeness of real-world care. Outcomes data are critical to achieving effective and efficient health care and can be used to guide clinical decisions, examine care outcomes, and identify opportunities for improvement.

As a renowned neurological disease treatment institution with high clinical volume and diverse patient population, Barrow Neurological Institute is an ideal setting for the development of an outstanding neurological outcomes program. We aim to develop a neurological disease database and outcomes center in order to identify opportunities for quality improvement and maximize the effectiveness of clinical care at here. The Barrow Clinical Outcomes Database has been proposed in an effort to improve the fidelity of our clinical data with the ultimate goal of more sophisticated and reliable analysis of our clinical outcomes. Through this effort, our clinical outcomes can continuously be monitored and treatment strategies adjusted to maximize patient outcomes.