Letter to the Editor. Randomized trial for degenerative cervical myelopathy

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Composite figure based on findings from the article by Salas-Vega et al. (pp 864–870), which show that elective lumbar laminectomies occurring later in the workweek are associated with longer hospital stays (in days).

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Sachin Anil Borkar: sachin.aiims@gmail.com.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online March 19, 2021; DOI: 10.3171/2020.12.SPINE202078.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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