This week's article is technically about analyzing the cost of different lumbar fusion techniques.
But, in actuality, it is about so much more than that.
At the end of the day, this article illuminates the problems of the fee-per-service and of the lack of transparency regarding healthcare costs. And, these are issues that we are facing in almost all OT settings.
Here's the article: A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion