Publicly Available Databases in Otolaryngology Quality Improvement

Alexander L. Schneider, Jennifer M. Lavin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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3 Scopus citations


The historical context for quality improvement is provided. Important differences are described between the two overarching types of databases: clinical registries and administrative databases. The pros and cons of each are provided as are examples of their utilization in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • Administrative database
  • Clinical registry
  • Quality improvement
  • SEER

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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