Surgery cost-effective but not dominant compared to non-operative treatment for adult scoliosis
Cost-effectiveness of Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis an Intent-to-treat Analysis at 5-year Follow-upSpine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019;44(21):1499-1506. 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003118
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Adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis is a difficult condition, and it is unclear whether operative or non-operative treatment is ideal. Cost-effectiveness is an important consideration for any intervention. The authors of this study used data from a prior multi-centre RCT to perform a cost-utility analysis with 5-year follow-up. At all time points, the operative group had more quality-adjusted life ...
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