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Spine Center Care

BIDMC provides spine care for over 4,000 patients each year. Our services include evaluation and consultation, outpatient treatments and procedures, pain management, and surgical interventions.  Patients in need of spine care should consider the hospital's experience with outpatient treatments, surgical procedures, patient outcomes, and patient's experience with care.  

Click on a link below for more information about that measure of care.  

 Outpatient Services

Patient Experience BIDMC
Q1 FY15
National Database1
% Always - How often get appointment as soon as needed
A higher percentage is better
70% 76%
Access BIDMC
Q1 FY15
Internal Goal2
Third Next Available Appointment-New Patients
(non-surgery)

A lower number is better
24 days 10 days
Third Next Available Appointment-New Patients
(surgery)

A lower number is better
28 days 19 days
Volume BIDMC
Q1 FY15
Target3
Back and Neck Procedures
A higher number is better
48 40
Lumbar Spine Injections for Pain Management
A higher number is better
985 750
Cervical Spine Injections for Pain Management
A higher number is better
105 75

Inpatient Services

Back & Neck Procedures BIDMC 
Q1 FY15
Target3
Volume - Inpatient (non-trauma) 
A higher number is better
63 43
Average Length of Stay in Hospital (non-trauma) 
A lower number is better
3.7 days 2.7 days
% Discharged to Skilled Nursing or Long Term Care
A lower percentage is better
18% 20%
% Unplanned Readmissions to BIDMC Within 30 days of Discharge (All Cause - non-trauma)
A lower percentage is better
4.8% 5%
% Unplanned Readmissions to BIDMC Within 30 days of Discharge (Surgery Related - non-trauma)
A lower percentage is better 
1.6% 2%
Spinal Fusion Procedures BIDMC
Q1 FY15
Target3
Volume - Inpatient (non-trauma)
A higher number is better 
78 73
Average Length of Stay in Hospital (non-trauma)
A lower number is better
4.2 days 4.0 days
% Discharged to Skilled Nursing or Long Term Care
A lower percentage is better 
24% 20%
% of Unplanned Readmissions to BIDMC Within 30 days of Discharge (All Cause - non-trauma)
A lower percentage is better 
9% 6%
% of Unplanned Readmissions to BIDMC Within 30 days of Discharge (Surgery Related - non-trauma)
A lower percentage is better
2.6% 2%

1Source of data: Press Ganey National Database Participants

2Source of data: Internal Administrative Patient Level database

3 Source of target is an internally set goal established by BIDMC

 

Last Updated: May 2015 

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-1325