Press Release: Patient Satisfaction Is Good Indicator of Success after Spinal Surgery

July 24, 2015 – Patient satisfaction ratings after surgery for spinal degenerative disease—especially in terms of reduced pain and disability—are a good indicator of the procedure’s effectiveness, reports a study in the August issue of Neurosurgeryofficial journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

“Patient satisfaction with outcome may accurately represent the effectiveness of surgical spine care in terms of one-year improvement in pain and disability,” according to the new research by Dr. Clinton J. Devin of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, and colleagues. But more research is needed to clarify the impact of insurance status and initial severity scores on the outcomes of surgery for degenerative spine disease.

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Click here to read “Patient-Specific Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction After Elective Surgery for Degenerative Spine Diseases.”