Economic impact of comorbidities in spine surgery.

@article{Walid2011EconomicIO,
  title={Economic impact of comorbidities in spine surgery.},
  author={Mohammad Sami Walid and Joe Sam Robinson},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          318-21
        }
}
OBJECT Comorbidities in patients undergoing spine surgery may reasonably be factors that increase health care costs. To verify this hypothesis, the authors conducted the following study. METHODS Major comorbidities and age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index scores were retrospectively analyzed for 816 patients who underwent spine surgery at the authors' institutions between 2005 and 2008, and treatment costs (hospital charges) were assessed with the help of statistical software. The sample… CONTINUE READING

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