Plastic Surgery Registries Network (PSRN)
The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are facilitating evidence-based medicine by bringing together plastic surgeons, other specialists, and government leaders who seek to answer important questions that can best be addressed through broad registry participation. The Plastic Surgery Registries Network (PSRN), the registry suite of ASPS/PSF, has been actively collecting plastic surgery data since 2002. The program has evolved over the past 15 years from one registry to five registries, now collecting data on plastic surgery procedures, outcomes, devices, and rare diseases. The goal of the PSRN is to help plastic surgeons identify safe, effective treatments for their patients. PSRN registries also provide a means for quality reporting and practice improvement activities.
For more information on the PSRN Registries, please click on the links below:
General Registry for Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT) is a US based, nationwide registry that prospectively collects data on procedures and outcomes of fat grafting performed for all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Data collected in GRAFT will provide insight into safety and efficacy of these procedures and help establish best practice guidelines, that will have a broad impact on the plastic surgery community. All board certified plastic surgeons can enter and track fat grafting procedures performed to any area of the body by participating in GRAFT.
Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons (TOPS) is a HIPAA compliant, secure and confidential national database of plastic surgery procedures and outcomes. Launched in 2002, this evidence-based tool provides the ability to efficiently follow patients over time and was designed to assist plastic surgeons with clinical decision making and practice improvement by identifying clinical strengths and areas needing improvement on an individual level with national benchmarking. TOPS contains over 1.5 million plastic surgery procedures with more than 14 years in clinical use. All ASPS members and candidates for membership who practice in the US are encouraged to participate in the TOPS program.
ASPS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is a CMS approved repository of physician performance measures for federal quality reporting. Members are benchmarked against national CMS results and their peers to inform their quality improvement efforts and improve patient outcomes. The ASPS QCDR contains a mix of CMS approved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and non-PQRS measures. These include two breast reconstruction measures specifically developed for plastic surgeons.
The Patient Registry and Outcomes For breast Implants and anaplastic large cell Lymphoma etiology and Epidemiology (PROFILE) Registry is a collaboration between ASPS, The PSF, and the FDA to better understand the role of breast implants in the etiology of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in order to determine whether an association exists between the device and the disease. Physicians practicing in the United States are encouraged to report their cases to ALCL@plasticsurgery.org.
NBIR Coming Soon
The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) is working with the FDA and breast implant device manufacturers to develop a National Breast Implant Registry (NBIR) for the purpose of strengthening the post-marketing surveillance infrastructure for current and future breast implant devices. The NBIR is currently in a Pilot Phase, with plans to launch broadly in 2017. For additional information or if you are interested in being a pilot site, please contact RESEARCH@plasticsurgery.org.