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Evaluating Whether the Benefits of Spinal Fusion Surgeries are Worth Their Increasing Costs


Abstract This thesis seeks to evaluate whether the benefits of spinal fusion surgeries are worth their increasing costs. The paper examines the trends that contribute to these surgeries’ increasing prices and then evaluates the customer impact of these surgeries in order to make a conclusion on whether the surgeries are worth it. This paper discusses the main factors that contribute to the increase in prices of these surgeries and these include the aging population, the increase in diabetes rates, and the practice of purchasing physicians owned distributorships (PODs) devices in some hospitals. The paper concluded that there is a definite correlation between the increased rate of spinal surgeries performed as a result of an increase in diabetes rate... (more)
Created Date 2017-11-20
Contributor Disengi Nkunzi, Jossel (Author) / Allenby, Braden (Thesis Director) / Bohl, Michael (Second Committee Member)
Subject Medical / Economics / Biology / Business / Spinal / Fusion / Surgery
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 29 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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