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Lumbar Fusion Readmission Study

A new study in the European Spine Journal investigates co-morbidities which are associated with readmission after posterior lumbar fusion surgery. The purpose of the study was to predict 30-day readmission rates following posterior lumbar spinal fusion.

Variables

Variables included: age, female gender, race, insurance, anterior approach, cerebrovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease,

Evidence-Based Medicine Improves Outcomes

Why Evidence-Based Medicine?

Because it works!

Via Work Loss Data Institute

Although the benefits of using evidence-based medicine (EBM) are often touted due to dramatic improvement in outcomes in states that have adopted ODG, up until last year there had never been an academic study published in a peer-reviewed medical journal that examined whether or not EBM could deliver these results from a compliance standpoint on a closed claim file.