Cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis.

@article{Adogwa2011CosteffectivenessOT,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis.},
  author={Owoicho Adogwa and Scott L. Parker and Brandon J Davis and Oran S Aaronson and Clinton James Devin and Joseph Cheng and Matthew J. McGirt},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={138-43}
}
OBJECT Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for spondylolisthesis-associated back and leg pain is associated with improvement in pain, disability, and quality of life. However, given the rising health care costs associated with spinal fusion procedures and varying results of recent cost-utility studies, the cost-effectiveness of TLIF remains unclear. The authors set out to assess the comprehensive costs of TLIF at their institution and to determine its cost-effectiveness in the… CONTINUE READING
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