Comparative effectiveness research in spine surgery.
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.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
SourceNeurosurgical focus 33:1 2012 Jul pg E2
Pub Type(s)Journal Article