The influence of alignment planning on surgical plan changes in thoracolumbar spinal fusions: interim multicenter analysis

August 1, 2018

“Postoperative spinopelvic alignment as a primary goal of spinal fusions is increasingly being considered as the relationships between postoperative alignment and long-term construct survivability and patient health-related quality of life continue to be demonstrated.”

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Independent Associations With 30- and 90-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A National Trend Analysis of 144 123 Patients

June 11, 2018

“Unplanned hospital readmissions contribute significantly to soaring national healthcare expenditures.”

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Complications and 30-Day readmission rates after craniotomy/craniectomy: A single Institutional study of 243 consecutive patients

January 1, 2018

“Early hospital readmission has become a proxy for quality of care and contributes significantly to high health care costs in the United States, with more than $20 billion health care dollars are spent on 30-day readmission annually.”

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Quality Efforts for Reducing Mortality in Neurosurgery

January 1, 2018

“Recently, mortality rates have increasingly been used as proxies for quality of care and determinants of hospital reimbursements.”

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Race as a predictor of postoperative hospital readmission after spine surgery

December 1, 2017

“Hospital readmission after surgery results in a substantial economic burden, and several recent studies have investigated the impact of race and ethnicity on hospital readmission rates, with the goal to identify hospitals and patients with high readmission risk.”

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Impact of Gender Disparities on Short-Term and Long-Term Patient Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction Measures After Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Single Institutional Study of 384 Patients

November 1, 2017

There is a paucity of data determining the impact that gender disparities have on spine outcomes, particularly perception of health and satisfaction.”

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Sweet and Sensitive: Sensory Processing Sensitivity and Type 1 Diabetes

October 31, 2017

“Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is a recently proposed construct that refers to a genetically influenced tendency to more strongly and deeply process a variety of information.”

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Post-operative delirium is an independent predictor of 30-day hospital readmission after spine surgery in the elderly (≥65 years old): A study of 453 consecutive elderly spine surgery patients

July 1, 2017

“In the last decade, costs of U.S. healthcare expenditures have been soaring, with billions of dollars spent on hospital readmissions.”

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Impact of Intraoperative Monitoring During Elective Complex Spinal Fusions (≥4 Levels) on 30-Day Complication and Readmission Rates: A Single-Institutional Study of 643 Adult Patients with Spinal Deformity

May 1, 2017

“The aim of this study is to determine if there are differences in 30-day postoperative complication and readmission rates between patients with spinal deformity undergoing complex spinal fusion with and without intraoperative monitoring (IOM).”

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