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ACE Report #12082
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Surgery cost-effective but not dominant compared to non-operative treatment for adult scoliosis

Study Type:Economic Analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Cost-effectiveness of Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis an Intent-to-treat Analysis at 5-year Follow-up

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019;44(21):1499-1506. 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003118

Contributing Authors: LY Carreon SD Glassman J Lurie CI Shaffrey MP Kelly CR Baldus KR Bratcher CH Crawford EL Yanik KH Bridwell

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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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