This study states that Standardized databases such as the Vascular Quality Initiative and National Surgical Quality Improvement Project assess the quality of care related to common vascular surgery procedures, but are not designed for uncommon vascular diseases. We describe a method of assessing uncommon vascular diseases using a multi-institutional collaboration, the Vascular Low Frequency Disease Consortium (VLFDC). Uncommon vascular diseases are identified through a systematic literature review. A disease-specific database is developed and tested at a single institution, then refined and circulated to participating VLFDC investigators. Detailed inclusion and exclusion criteria and data point definitions are provided, allowing for standardized data collection across institutions. Each participating institution identifies all patients over a specific time period and enters the data into a VLFDC-provided database. The data are then de-identified and transmitted to our centralized data center for analysis. 

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