Letter to the Editor. Effect of facility costs in the treatment of neurosurgical patients using the Value Driven Outcome database

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Correspondence William T. Couldwell: neuropub@hsc.utah.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online July 13, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.3.JNS18725.

Disclosures Dr. Bisson reports being a consultant for nView medical.

© AANS, except where prohibited by US copyright law.

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    Summary of cost distribution for various neurosurgical diseases and treatments using the Value Driven Outcome database. Overlapping and non-overlapping surgery included 475 cases of overlapping surgeries and 543 cases of non-overlapping surgeries involving 389 spine cases, 275 tumor cases, 35 vascular cases, 106 shunt cases, and 213 assorted cases. ACCF = anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion; ACDF = anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; TLIF = transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Figure is available in color online only.

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