Quality Improvement in Spinal Surgery

Friday 12 July 2024, 10:30 am
PhD candidate
R.K. Sethi
Promotor(s)
prof. dr. M. de Kleuver
Co-promotor(s)
dr. M.L. van Hooff
Location
Aula

This thesis is a summary of a decade of quality improvement initiatives to reduce significant complications in complex spine surgery. This includes complications such as readmissions, re-operations, and medical complications leading to inferior outcomes. From a healthcare economics perspective, we demonstrate how improvement strategies are tied to cost effectiveness for payors and governments.

Rajiv Sethi MD (1974) obtained his bachelor in Neuroscience from Brown University and MD from Harvard Medical School.   His residency in orthopaedic surgery was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  He completed a fellowship in complex spine at UCSF.   He is currently Executive Director of Neurosciences and Spine at Virginia Mason in Seattle USA.