Usual care with a behavioral component most cost-effectve treatment for spinal fusion
Cost-effectiveness evaluation of an RCT in rehabilitation after lumbar spinal fusion: A low-cost, behavioural approach is cost-effective over individual exercise therapyEur Spine J. 2008 Feb;17(2):262-71
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90 patients who had undergone posterolateral or circumferential fusion for chronic low back pain were included in this randomized clinical trial to assess the cost effectiveness of two rehabilitation programs in comparison to usual care. Patients were randomized to receive either usual care consisting of physiotherapist instructions with an exercise program video, usual care combined with behavior...
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