Variation in 60-day Readmission for Surgical-site Infections (SSIs) and Reoperation Following Spinal Fusion Operations for Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Readmission for surgical-site infection (SSIs) following spinal fusion for NMS impacts costs, patient risk, and family burden; however, it may be preventable. The purpose of this study was to examine variation in hospital performance based on risk-standardized 60-day readmission rates for SSI and reoperation across 39 US Children’s Hospitals.