Hospital competitive intensity and perioperative outcomes following lumbar spinal fusion.


BACKGROUND CONTEXT Interhospital competition has been shown to influence the adoption of surgical techniques and approaches, clinical patient outcomes, and health-care resource use for select surgical procedures. However, little is known regarding these dynamics as they relate to spine surgery. PURPOSE This investigation sought to examine the relationship… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.08.256