A quarter of a century of neurosurgery: the value of a relational database to document trends in neurosurgical practice of a tertiary referral hospital.


OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Increasing interest in evidence-based medicine has created a demand for accurate and accessible information on activity and trends in clinical practice. A database of all neurosurgery admissions at a teaching hospital maintained by a scientist has been utilised to examine changes in practice and complications from 1977 to 2001… (More)