Plenary Session II -- When It's Time to Say No: Patient Selection Featured

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, January 24

As hospitals and physician reimbursement becomes increasingly tied to outcomes, how we manage patients at greater risk of complications becomes paramount. In this session, we discuss risk mitigation strategies and the role of surgical policies to limit infection and revision rate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review outcomes on patients on high dose opioids.
  • Discuss the ethics surrounding saying no to patients.
  • Describe risk mitigation strategies in difficult patient populations.
  • Indicate how to avoid complications in neuromodulation patients.

Identifying the High-Risk Patients: Strategies for Neuromodulators

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

When Hospitals Say No: Limiting Elective Surgery on Patients With BMI Over 35

Ajit A. Krishnaney, MD

The Ethics of Saying No to Surgery in Patients

Megan K. Applewhite, MD MA FACS

Presidential Address

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.