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Aggressive malpractice environment ups hospital LOS

(HealthDay)—An aggressive malpractice environment is associated with increased hospitalization charges and length of stay for patients undergoing spine surgery, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The ...

Jun 20, 2015
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New software helps improve surgical safety

Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with ...

Apr 13, 2015
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Pre-op opioid use tied to higher post-op dependence

(HealthDay)—Greater preoperative opioid use predicts increased immediate postoperative opioid demand and decreased incidence of postoperative opioid independence among spine surgery patients, according to a study published ...

Dec 15, 2014
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Medicare spine surgery payments vary widely

(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in Medicare payments for episodes of spine surgery across hospitals, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Dec 02, 2014
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