Septentrio Reports https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/SapReps <p>This series will contain various non-reviewed reports that result from research, development, teaching, administration etc. at or affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway.</p> Septentrio Academic Publishing en-US Septentrio Reports 2387-4597 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:<br><br></p> <ol type="a"> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> </ol> Ă…rsrapport 2019 https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/SapReps/article/view/7184 <p>The Norwegian registry for spine surgery (NORspine) aims at improving the quality of surgical treatment for degenerative disorders in the cervical and lumbar spine. In 2019, the national coverage was 95 % at the institutional level and 69 % at the individual level for lumbar spine surgery. For cervical spine surgery , the corresponding figures were 100 % and 82 %. Twelve of the participating hospitals in Norway should improve their rate of reporting data related to spine surgery. Patients experience strong and clinically relevant improvements of pain, disability and healthrelated quality of life after surgery. These results have been stable over the years. There are small variations in clinical results (PROMs) between hospitals, both for patients operated in the cervical and lumbar spine. Many of these differences can be explained by variation in patient populations and differences in criteria for performing surgery.</p> Tore K. Solberg Lena Ringstad Olsen Anette Moltu Thyrhaug Copyright (c) 2023 Tore K. Solberg, Lena Ringstad Olsen, Anette Moltu Thyrhaug https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-16 2020-10-16 2 10.7557/7.7184 Ă…rsrapport 2020 https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/SapReps/article/view/7185 <p>The Norwegian Registry for Spine Surgery (NORspine) was established in 2007 and extended to include both lumbar and cervical operations in 2012. The registry aims to improve the quality of surgical treatment for degenerative spine conditions. It measures patient reported outcomes (PROM) and experiences (PREM) with validated outcome scales. The actuality, correctness, reliability, completeness and comparability of the data has been validated and is good.</p> Tore K. Solberg Tor Ingebrigtsen Lena Ringstad Olsen Anette Moltu Thyrhaug Copyright (c) 2023 Tore K. Solberg, Tor Ingebrigtsen, Lena Ringstad Olsen, Anette Moltu Thyrhaug https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-06-16 2021-06-16 2 10.7557/7.7185