Expenditures in the elderly with peripheral neuropathy: Where should we focus cost-control efforts?

@article{Callaghan2013ExpendituresIT,
  title={Expenditures in the elderly with peripheral neuropathy: Where should we focus cost-control efforts?},
  author={Brian C Callaghan and James F. Burke and Ann Rodgers and Ryan J McCammon and Kenneth M. Langa and Eva L. Feldman and Kevin Kerber},
  journal={Neurology. Clinical practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={421-430}
}
To optimize care in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy, we sought to define which tests drive expenditures and the role of the provider type. We investigated test utilization and expenditures by provider type in those with incident neuropathy in a nationally representative elderly, Medicare population. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine predictors of MRI and electrodiagnostic utilization. MRIs of the neuroaxis and electrodiagnostic tests accounted for 88% of total… CONTINUE READING
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