Pediatric hospitalist comanagement of spinal fusion surgery patients.

  title={Pediatric hospitalist comanagement of spinal fusion surgery patients.},
  author={Tamara D. Simon and Robert E Eilert and L. Miriam Dickinson and Allison Kempe and Elise M Benefield and Stephen Berman},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={2 1},
BACKGROUND There are no published studies of hospitalist comanagement of pediatric surgical patients. OBJECTIVES (1) To describe comanagement activities; (2) to determine the association of hospitalist comanagement with length of stay (LOS) following spinal fusion surgery. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the surgeons' log. SETTING Tertiary-care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS Patients who underwent initial spinal fusion surgery (n = 759) between July 2000 and October 2005. INTERVENTION… CONTINUE READING


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