A study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery identified risk factors for adverse events associated with orthopaedic surgeries as captured within a common clinical point-of-care system for documenting adverse events. 

The authors’ sample comprised 2,146 patients undergoing inpatient knee, hip, and, spine surgery; they were identified through recording in-hospital adverse events at the point of care over a 2-year period. The authors note that they "found increasing age, male sex, revision surgery, length of stay, and increasing operative duration to be common independent risk factors for an adverse event across the population studied." Learn more...

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