Risk Stratification, Outcome Assessment, and Online Transparency

What do they mean for orthopaedic patients?

Brett Walker, DO; Harvey Smith, MD; and Kristen E. Radcliff, MD

Publicly available outcomes data have fostered an increased perception of transparency with respect to results of procedures and patient experiences with healthcare providers and hospital staff. Surgical outcomes measures are inherently affected by the procedure’s technical complexity and the patient’s medical situation. Accordingly, interest in risk characterization and stratification is increasing.

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