HOW MUCH BETTER IS EVIDENCE BASED SPINE SURGERY?
By Admin | April 05, 2021
Ok. The answer to this question may, at first glance, appear to be self evident. Sort of like: Is the Pope Catholic? Or do bears poop in the woods?
But this new study from the Department of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actually took a look at how much better spine surgery is when it is based on evidence-based best practices. Their conclusion? Patients had 3x better outcomes. Their work, “Are Guidelines Important? Results of a Prospective Quality Improvement Lumbar Fusion Project,” was published in the March 17, 2021 of Neurosurgery.
“Unfortunately, we don’t know how many lumbar fusion surgeries are not based on evidence-based best practice, or how these patients do clinically,” says co-author and neurosurgeon James Harrop, M.D., professor and chief of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery division at the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience–Jefferson Health.
Looking at 325 lumbar fusion cases, the researchers set out to determine...(More)
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