Presurgical biopsychosocial variables predict medical and compensation costs of lumbar fusion in Utah workers' compensation patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT Elective lumbar fusion surgery is a prevalent and costly procedure that requires a lengthy rehabilitation. It is important to identify presurgical biopsychosocial predictors of medical and compensation costs in such patients. PURPOSE To determine if presurgical biopsychosocial variables are predictive of compensation and medical costs… (More)

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