Surgery day's impact on length of stay, hospital costs for MIS TLIF patients: 4 things to know

Megan Wood -   Print  |

Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center researchers investigated if the day of surgery impacted minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion length of stay and costs.

The study included 438 patients who underwent MIS TLIF between 2008 and 2016, divided into cohorts based on whether the surgery was performed early or late in the week. Of the patients, 51.8 percent underwent early surgeries while 48.2 percent had late surgeries.

Clinical Spine Surgery published the study.

Here are four things to know:

1. The two surgery groups had no differences in demographics.

2. Additionally, the two groups experienced no differences in operative time, intraoperative blood loss, length of stay or discharge day.

3. The researchers also found no disparities in total hospital charges between the two surgery groups.

4. Researchers concluded the day a MIS TLIF is performed has no impact on LOS or hospital costs.

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