Spine Tango in Turkish: Development of a Local Registry System

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BÖRCEK A. Ö. , Bulduk E. B. , Civi S., Emmez H., Kaymaz M.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.27, no.2, pp.237-244, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.14945-15.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-244
  • Keywords: Electronic medical records, Patient registry, Spine tango
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: Successfully established registry systems, rather than personal efforts to collect data, are required to record, analyze, compare and secure patient related data. Unfortunately, our country does not have such patient registry systems for spinal pathologies and surgeries at this time. In order to fill this gap in patient management in Turkey, the authors adopted already established Spine Tango registry system in a unique way answering the requirements of our health system. This article aims to present the adaptation process of Spine Tango forms for use in Turkish and describe the first implementation with 50 patients treated for spinal pathologies in a tertiary referral center.