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Of those studies examining costs, the MIS lateral approach has been shown to achieve significant cost savings of around $2,500 in the perioperative period and $10,000–20,000 after 2 years (about 10 % savings for both time periods). However, the costeffectiveness of the MIS lateral approach is unknown. Future studies are necessary to further evaluate the cost-effectiveness of MIS lateral approaches to the spine. References 1. Lucio JC, VanConia RB, DeLuzio KJ, Lehmen JA, Rodgers JA, Rodgers WB. Economics of less invasive spinal surgery: an analysis of hospital cost differences between open and minimally invasive instrumented spinal fusion procedures during the perioperative period.
1] Malham et al.  Marchi et al.  Pimenta (2013) Rodgers et al. [7, 8] Rodgers et al. [7, 8] Smith et al. [33, 85] Tohmeh et al.  Youssef et al. , San Diego, CA, USA) procedure to those who underwent an ALIF procedure. Up to 24 months post, both groups showed similar as well as significant improvements in leg pain, low back pain, and ODI. Back pain was measured using a 0–10 scale, with 10 being the worst pain possible. , San Diego, CA, USA) and ALIF patients, respectively. ODI also improved approximately 35 % for both groups from preoperatively to postoperatively.
Alvin et al. 30 fusion procedures, studies specially evaluating cost-effectiveness, rather than costs alone, must be performed. Investigators wishing to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis should ensure that their analysis is both transparent and comparable to other studies. Based on the Panel on CostEffectiveness in Health and Medicine, a societal perspective (inclusion of indirect costs) and explicit definition of direct costs should be used in future cost-effectiveness studies. In addition, given the importance of long-term follow-up in spine care, studies should also try to obtain long-term cost data.