Factors affecting hospital length of stay following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

@inproceedings{Arnold2011FactorsAH,
  title={Factors affecting hospital length of stay following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion},
  author={Paul M. Arnold and Lisa R. Rice and Karen K. Anderson and Joan K. McMahon and Lynne M. Connelly and Daniel C. Norvell},
  booktitle={Evidence-based spine-care journal},
  year={2011}
}
STUDY DESIGN  Retrospective cohort study. BACKGROUND  Several studies focus on the long-term results of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgeries, but little information exists regarding how various patient-related, procedure-related, and payer-related variables may affect postoperative hospital length of stay (LOS). OBJECTIVE  To determine what factors, if any, contribute to increased hospital LOS in patients who have had an ACDF. METHODS  Retrospective cohort study of 108… CONTINUE READING
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