By Laura Dyrda
A new study published in Spine examines how insurance status can impact treatment for acute spinal fractures.
Researchers examined the National Trauma Data Bank admissions for 2008 to 2011, including patients 18 years old to 64 years old with cervical or thoracolumbar spine fractures. The researchers found:
1. There was higher surgical rates in patients with spinal cord injury with insurance as compared with patients with bad blunt trauma or shock.