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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

Overview of attention for article published in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#18 of 112)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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1 news outlet
twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

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Readers on

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Title
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
Published in
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, August 2012
DOI 10.2147/rmhp.s30974
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Authors

Jody Rodgers, Lucio, VanConia, DeLuzio, Rodgers, Lehmen

Abstract

There is great debate about the costs and benefits of technology-driven medical interventions such as instrumented lumbar fusion. With most analyses using charge data, the actual costs incurred by medical institutions performing these procedures are not well understood. The object of the current study was to examine the differences in hospital operating costs between open and minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) during the perioperative period.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 7%
Colombia 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 48 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 33%
Other 8 15%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 4 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 56%
Engineering 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Materials Science 2 4%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 8 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2014.
All research outputs
#1,185,047
of 11,341,533 outputs
Outputs from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#18
of 112 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,091
of 113,220 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#2
of 13 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 112 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.0. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its peers.
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