Surgical treatment of spine fracture more cost-effective than non-surgical treatment
Cost-effectiveness of the treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar spine fractures: Nonsurgical or surgical therapy?Indian J Orthop. 2007 Oct;41(4):332-6
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32 patients with a traumatic throracolumbar spine fracture were randomized to undergo one of two treatments. One group underwent surgical treatment while the second group had a non-surgical treatment. The primary outcomes of interest were the direct and indirect costs incurred from either treatment. Cost of illness (COI) was calculated using the human capital approach where direct costs are calcul...
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