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Empirically derived maximal acceptable wait time for surgery to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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Empirically derived maximal acceptable wait time for surgery to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

CMAJ. 2011 Jun 14;183(9):E565-70

Authors: Ahn H, Kreder H, Mahomed N, Beaton D, Wright JG

Prioritizing patients using empirically derived access targets can help to ensure high-quality care. Adolescent scoliosis can worsen while patients wait for treatment, increasing the risk of adverse events. Our objective was to determine an empirically derived access target for scoliosis surgery and to compare this with consensus-based targets.

PMID: 21543302 [PubMed – in process]