Cost-Effectiveness for Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

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Surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is significantly more cost-effective than nonsurgical management in patients who have failed to improve with a 6-week trial of nonsurgical management. Decompression plus fusion becomes more cost-effective compared with decompression alone at 2 years following surgery. Further study is needed to evaluate the most cost-effective fusion approach and augmentation strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-372
Number of pages8
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2019


  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • ICER
  • QALY

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review


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