The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to patients with low back pain. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.
- Includes operative mortality, nerve root injury including cauda equina, deep wound infection, pulmonary embolus, wrong site procedure, vascular injury, dural tear, other, and need for rehospitalisation.
- Tracked via the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)
- Tracked via the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)
- Tracked via the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D)
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All of the basic information you need to implement ICHOM Sets is available in the links above. However, for a faster, more easily integrated process, we offer digitised versions of the Set measures. These are designed for immediate upload to existing EMR systems. This is available as part of our Accreditation package, which recognises your work in putting patient outcomes at the heart of treatment.
Team that developed this set
Beth Morrison | Newro Foundation
Michelle Davies* | St. Paul’s School
Richard Kahler | BrizBrain and Spine
Martin Gehrchen | University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet
Miranda van Hooff | Sint Maartenskliniek
Paul Willems | Maastricht University Medical Center
Wilco Jacobs | Leiden University Medical Center
Wilco Peul | Leiden University Medical Center
Tore Solberg | University Hospital of North Norway
William Yeo | Singapore General Hospital
John Chen | Singapore General Hospital
Peter Fritzell | Ryhov Hospital, SweSpine
Olle Hägg | Spine Center Göteburg, SweSpine
Björn Strömqvist | Lund University, SweSpine
Jeremy Fairbank | University of Oxford
Matthew Smuck | Stanford University Medical Center
Thomas Cha | Massachusetts General Hospital
Ajay Wasan | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Donna Ohnmeiss | Texas Back Institute
Isador Lieberman | Texas Back Institute
Kevin Foley | University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Neil Shonnard | Rainier Orthopedic Institute
Safdar Kahn | Ohio State University
Carter Clement | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Patient representative
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