The cost-effectiveness of interbody fusions versus posterolateral fusions in 137 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis.

@article{Bydon2015TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of interbody fusions versus posterolateral fusions in 137 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis.},
  author={Mohamad Bydon and Mohamed Macki and Nicholas B Abt and Timothy F. Witham and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Ali Bydon and D. M. Sciubba},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={492-8}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Reimbursements for interbody fusions have declined recently because of their questionable cost-effectiveness. PURPOSE A Markov model was adopted to compare the cost-effectiveness of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (/TLIF) versus noninterbody fusion and posterolateral fusion (PLF) in patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING Decision model analysis based on retrospective data from a single institutional… CONTINUE READING
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