A research grant of $135,000 has been awarded to Alexander McLawhorn, MD, and Meghan Kirksey, MD, PhD, both of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The co-investigators received the OREF Perioperative Surgical and Medical Home Patient Safety Research Grant,
which provides funding for clinical research to advance breakthroughs in orthopaedic patient safety. The study, Effect of Operative Team Consistency on Patient Safety and Efficiency
, will examine the impact of consistent surgical team staffing on patient outcomes following total joint arthroplasty.
Funding was provided by OREF and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Cigna Foundation View the full release