All publications of “Suze Luize Ferraz de Almeida”

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Spine surgery cost reduction at a specialized treatment center

Dan Carai Maia Viola, Mario Lenza, Suze Luize Ferraz de Almeida, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Claudio Luiz Lottenberg, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100018

Objective:To compare the estimated cost of treatment of spinal disorders to those of this treatment in a specialized center.METHODS:An evaluation of average treatment costs of 399 patients referred by a Health Insurance Company for evaluation and treatment at the Spine Treatment Reference Center of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. All patients presented with an indication for surgical treatment before being referred for assessment. Of the total number of patients referred, only 54 underwent surgical treatment and 112 received a conservative treatment […]