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3621 North Wells Fargo Avenue   •   Scottsdale, Arizona 85251   •   480-882-5566
On the campus of HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Clinical outcome measurement at Spine Group Arizona

New patients coming into Spine Group Arizona complete an intake form that measures their pain level, severity of symptoms and functional status. Three months after their first visit, a nurse calls random sample of these patients to interview them for functional status, current symptoms and patient satisfaction after treatment. This is the most unbiased, statistically relevant method for outcomes analysis. The clinical outcomes are then analyzed by an outside firm that specializes in tracking spine outcomes, and is involved with other spine centers across the U.S.

Summary about patient severity of new patients coming to Spine Group Arizona

Spine Group Arizona receives patients from across the State of Arizona. These patients represent a more complex case mix than patients seen by an occupational medicine clinic or a family practice clinic.

  • 19% of new patients coming to Spine Group Arizona had previous back surgery, implying degenerative disc disease and a likelihood of further disc-related problems.
  • 62% of new patients have had back pain for 4 months or more, implying a more complex mix of back pain and neck pain patients.
  • About half of new patients coming in the front door have discogenic symptoms (radicular pain below a knee or elbow or numbness in an arm/leg).
  • 10% of new patients are on-the-job work-related back injuries.

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