Comparative effectiveness research in spine surgery

Kalil G. Abdullah, Edward C. Benzel, Thomas E. Mroz

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Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has impending significance for the field of spine surgery. This article outlines the rationale for comparative effectiveness research and reviews recommended priorities of spinal surgery emphasis. It also examines recent key studies of CER in the spine surgery literature and associated cost-effectiveness studies. It concludes with a discussion of the direction of CER in the spine surgery community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE2
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Spine surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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