In this study, we demonstrate several patient-level factors independently associated with unplanned hospital readmissions after surgical treatment intervention for spine metastases. Furthermore, we find that the most common reasons for readmission are sepsis, postoperative infection, and genitourinary complications. Further investigations are warranted to identify quality initiatives that may be applied to reduce unplanned readmissions in hopes to better patient quality of care and lower soaring health care costs.
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