Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Decreases Hospital Postoperative Charges 22.

@article{Sanders2017AcceleratedDP,
  title={Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Decreases Hospital Postoperative Charges 22.},
  author={Austin Sanders and Lindsay M. Andras and Ted C Sousa and Cathy Kissinger and Giovanni Cucchiaro and David L. Skaggs},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2017},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          92-97
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of consecutive patients. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine implementing an accelerated protocol could decrease our average hospital stay and what impact this had on postoperative pain management. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA To our knowledge, no prior studies have reviewed the effect of an accelerated discharge protocol on postoperative pain control for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) following posterior spinal fusion. METHODS This… CONTINUE READING

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