Reliability of a complication classification system for orthopaedic surgery.

  title={Reliability of a complication classification system for orthopaedic surgery.},
  author={Ernest L. Sink and Michael Leunig and Ira Zaltz and Jennifer Gilbert and John C F Clohisy},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={470 8},
BACKGROUND Quality of health care and safety have been emphasized by various professional and governmental groups. However, no standardized method exists for grading and reporting complications in orthopaedic surgery. Conclusions regarding outcomes are incomplete without a standardized, objective complication grading scheme applied concurrently. The general surgery literature has the Clavien-Dindo classification that meets the above criteria. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether a previously… CONTINUE READING
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