Lumbar spinal fusion ED readmissions affect HCAHPS scores: 5 key trends


A new study published in The Spine Journal examines emergency department visits among lumbar spine surgery patients. The study specifically targets how the ED visits associate with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys. The study covers patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery between 2013 and 2015, excluding patients with spinal malignancy or scoliosis. Read more from Becker’s.