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AAOS Strives to Reduce Surgical Risk with New Online Toolkit -AAOS

AAOS Strives to Reduce Surgical Risk with New Online Toolkit -AAOS
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Preparing a healthier body and mind leads to better surgical outcomes

Orthopaedic surgeons are involved in routine aspects of surgical planning, such as selecting implants and instructing operating room (OR) support staff on surgical needs. Payers now place more emphasis on the entire episode of care, not just the isolated surgical procedure. The entire episode of care can directly affect how we are judged as surgeons. Most of a patient’s surgical risks are present before we make the decision to operate. Understanding and mitigating such risks have become vital aspects of surgical planning.

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