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Posterolateral lumbar spine fusions: private v. NHS. Comparative, preliminary study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1345398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the present study comparative evaluation has been carried out between the groups of patients (31 in each group, private and National Health Service) treated by posterolateral lumbar spine fusion for mechanical lower back pain. The same surgical team was involved in the treatment. The patients were evaluated independently at an average follow-up of more than three years in each group. The acceptable clinical results (good and fair) showed a remarkable difference between the two groups, with the private group enjoying the better outcome. The difference of final outcome was analyzed by looking at the waiting time for surgery, the social classification of the patients and the provision of state benefit for disability.
L Bucsi; S M Eisenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Hungarica     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0231-4614     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Hung     Publication Date:    1992-1993
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-09     Completed Date:  1994-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309977     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic, Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Middle Aged
Quality of Health Care
Spinal Fusion*
State Medicine

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