Cost analysis of magnetically controlled growing rods compared with traditional growing rods for early-onset scoliosis in the US: an integrated health care delivery system perspective

@article{Polly2016CostAO,
  title={Cost analysis of magnetically controlled growing rods compared with traditional growing rods for early-onset scoliosis in the US: an integrated health care delivery system perspective},
  author={D. Polly and S. Ackerman and Karen Schneider and J. Pawelek and B. Akbarnia},
  journal={ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR},
  year={2016},
  volume={8},
  pages={457 - 465}
}
Purpose Traditional growing rod (TGR) for early-onset scoliosis (EOS) is effective but requires repeated invasive surgical lengthenings under general anesthesia. Magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) is lengthened noninvasively using a hand-held magnetic external remote controller in a physician office; however, the MCGR implant is expensive, and the cumulative cost savings have not been well studied. We compared direct medical costs of MCGR and TGR for EOS from the US integrated health… Expand
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