Development of a Metastatic Spinal Tumor Frailty Index (MSTFI) Using a Nationwide Database and Its Association with Inpatient Morbidity, Mortality, and Length of Stay After Spine Surgery.


OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a perioperative metastatic spinal tumor frailty index (MSTFI) that could predict morbidity, mortality, and length of stay. METHODS A large inpatient hospitalization database was searched from 2002 to 2011 to identify 4583 patients with spinal metastasis from breast (21.1%), lung (34.1%), thyroid (3.8%), renal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.029


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