Perioperative outcomes and complications related to teaching residents and fellows in scoliosis surgery.

@article{Auerbach2008PerioperativeOA,
  title={Perioperative outcomes and complications related to teaching residents and fellows in scoliosis surgery.},
  author={Joshua D. Auerbach and Baron S H Lonner and M. Darryl Antonacci and Kristin E Kean},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={1113-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Single-surgeon retrospective case series of 303 consecutive operative patients with idiopathic scoliosis (IS). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for IS as a function of the experience level of the surgical assistant. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The experience level of the surgical assistant, who is often a resident or fellow, has never before been evaluated as an independent factor in predicting… CONTINUE READING