Strategies for outcome research in spinal disorders: An introduction

Matthew H. Liang, Gunnar Andersson, Claire Bombardier, Daniel C. Cherkin, Richard A. Deyo, Robert B. Keller, Casey K. Lee, Bailey Lipscomb, Paul Shekelle, Kevin F. Spratt, James N. Weinstein

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The evaluation of the clinical utility of the clinical diagnostic tests and procedures, what works in spinal disorders, and for whom and how treatment affects a patient's symptoms and function are key questions of outcomes research. This paper describes the advantages and limitations of the main study approaches used. Examples from the spine literature on spinal stenosis are used for illustration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2037-2040
Number of pages4
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 1994


  • Evaluation research
  • Outcomes research
  • Study designs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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