Insurance status, geography, race, and ethnicity as predictors of anterior cervical spine surgery rates and in-hospital mortality: an examination of United States trends from 1992 to 2005.

@article{Alosh2009InsuranceSG,
  title={Insurance status, geography, race, and ethnicity as predictors of anterior cervical spine surgery rates and in-hospital mortality: an examination of United States trends from 1992 to 2005.},
  author={Hassan Alosh and Lee H. Riley and R L Skolasky},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 18},
  pages={1956-62}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE To determine the role of race, insurance status, and geographic location on US anterior cervical spine surgery rates and in-hospital mortality between 1992 and 2005. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous investigation indicates that anterior cervical spine surgery has been increasingly used in the management of degenerative cervical spine disease throughout the 1990s. Significant predictors of health outcomes, including race… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 34 extracted citations

Outcomes after spine surgery among racial/ethnic minorities: a meta-analysis of the literature.

The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society • 2011
View 7 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Insurance status and reportable quality metrics in the cervical spine fusion population.

The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society • 2017

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…