Understanding the extent and drivers of interphysician cost variation for spine procedures Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective. To quantify intersurgeon variation for hospital costs of four spine procedures while adjusting for patient comorbidities and demographic factors. Summary of Background Data. Spine care accounts for $90 billion in health care expenditures in the United States. Past findings demonstrate regional variation in surgery rates and high intersurgeon variation for anterior cervical discectomies/fusions. However, less has been done to examine intersurgeon variation in resource use across multiple procedures while adjusting for …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

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