More Attention to Cost-Utility Analyses Urged in Spine Care

Physician’s Briefing—January 5, 2015

More attention to cost-utility analyses (CUA) research and the quality of these studies is needed in spine care, according to the authors of a review published in the Jan. 1 issue of Spine.

Benedict U. Nwachukwu, MD, MBA, from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to identify U.S.-based CUA in spine care. Twenty studies met the inclusion criteria and their quality was examined using the Quality of Health Economic Studies instrument.

The researchers found varied evidence for the cost-effectiveness of operative spinal intervention.

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