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Aspiration Pneumonia after Spine Surgery at TJUH has a disproportionately high incidence, compared to other major academic centers When Aspiration Pneumonia is diagnosed in the immediate post operative period, this cascades into increased length of stay, increased overall cost and possibility negative impact for physician and hospital reimbursement At this time, it is unclear which criteria are used by physicians to determine whether an aspiration event has happened.
quality improvement, aspiration pneumonia, spine surgery, patient care
Infectious Disease | Medicine and Health Sciences
Franco, MD, Daniel; Edwards, MD, Jesse; Vogl, PT, Kristen; Baskin, SLP, Barbara; and Harrop, MD, James, "Aspiration Pneumonia after Spine Surgery at TJUH" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference. Poster 117.