A Systematic Multidisciplinary Initiative for Reducing the Risk of Complications in Adult Scoliosis Surgery
OBJECTIVE Systematic multidisciplinary approaches to improving quality and safety in complex surgical care have
shown promise. Complication rates from complex spine surgery range from 10% to 90% for all surgeries, and the overall
mortality rate is 1%–4%. These rates suggest the need for improved perioperative complex spine surgery processes
designed to minimize risk and improve quality.