Treatment of chronic pain with spinal cord stimulation versus alternative therapies: cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Kumar2002TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of chronic pain with spinal cord stimulation versus alternative therapies: cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={K. R. Prathap Kumar and Samaad Malik and Denny D Demeria},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={106-15; discussion 115-6}
}
OBJECTIVE There is limited available research measuring the cost-effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation (SCS), compared with best medical treatment/conventional pain therapy (CPT). The purpose of this study was to tabulate the actual costs (in Canadian dollars) for a consecutive series of patients treated with SCS in a constant health care delivery environment and to compare the costs with those for a control group treated in the same controlled environment. METHODS We present a consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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