148 Predictive Model for Return to Work After Elective Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Disease: An Analysis From National Neurosurgery Quality Outcomes Database Registry
INTRODUCTION: The current costs associated with spine care are unsustainable. The productivity loss and time away from work in gainfully employed patients contributes greatly to the financial burden. Therefore, it is vital to identify the factors associated with returning to work after lumbar spine surgery. We present a predictive model of ability to return to work (RTW) after lumbar spine surgery for degenerative spine disease.
Asher, AL; Chotai, S; Devin, CJ; Archer-Swygert, K; Parker, SL; Bydon, M; Hui, N; Harrell, F; Speroff, T; Dittus, R; Philips, S; Shaffrey, CI; Foley, KT; McGirt, MJ
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