Publication Year: 2019
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Vitale, Michael; Sethi, Rajiv K.; Wang, Kevin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
An indispensable resource for spine surgery professionals at all levels of experience, Safety in Spine Surgery: Transforming Patient Care and Optimizing Outcomes addresses today’s key issues in this complex field.
Editor, Michael Vitale, MD, Chief Quality Officer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, leads an outstanding team of spine surgeons and other healthcare professionals who provide clear guidance in improving the care and safety of adult and pediatric patients undergoing surgery for disorders of the spine. Timely coverage includes using systems to improve safety and outcomes (such as adherence to process, open communication, team skills-building and training, creating urgency, and building consensus), with a focus on reducing infection, hemorrhage, and nerve injury.