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The Influence Of Workers’ Compensation Status On Patient-Reported Outcomes After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty At An Ambulatory Surgical Center – Cervical Disc Replacement

This article discusses a study that examines the impact of workers’ compensation (WC) status on patient outcomes after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDR) at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). The study included 63 patients, with 36 patients without WC and 27 with WC. The results showed that the non-WC cohort demonstrated overall improvement in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) at all time points, while the WC cohort showed improvement in certain PROs, but not to the same extent. The non-WC cohort also reported superior PRO scores and higher rates of achieving minimum clinically important difference in certain measures. The study suggests that patients with WC status undergoing CDR may have inferior pain, function, and disability outcomes compared to those with private or government-provided insurance. These findings can help surgeons set realistic expectations with WC patients

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Patients with WC status undergoing CDR at an ASC may report inferior pain, function, and disability outcomes compared with those with private or government-provided insurance. Perceived inferior disability in WC patients persisted into the long-term follow-up period (1 year). These findings may aid surgeons in setting realistic preoperative expectations with patients at risk of inferior outcomes.

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Abstract Introduction: Workers’ compensation (WC) status tends to negatively affect patient outcomes in spine surgery. This study aims to evaluate the potential effect of WC status on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDR) at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). Methods: A single-surgeon registry was retrospectively reviewed for patients who had undergone elective CDR,

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Introduction: Workers’ compensation (WC) status tends to negatively affect patient outcomes in spine surgery. This study aims to evaluate the potential effect of WC status on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDR) at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC).

Methods: A single-surgeon registry was retrospectively reviewed for patients who had undergone elective CDR at an ASC. Patients with missing insurance data were excluded. Propensity score-matched cohorts were generated by the presence or lack of WC status. PROs were collected preoperatively and at 6-week, 12-week, 6-month, and 1-year time points. PROs included the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function (PROMIS-PF), visual analog scale (VAS) neck and arm pain, and Neck Disability Index. PROs were compared within and between groups. Minimum clinically important difference (MCID) achievement rates were compared between groups.

Results: Sixty-three patients were included, with 36 without WC (non-WC) and 27 with WC. The non-WC cohort demonstrated postoperative improvement in all PROs at all time points, with the exception of VAS arm past the 12-week point (P ≤ 0.030, all). The WC cohort demonstrated postoperative improvement in VAS neck at 12-week, 6-month, and 1-year time points (P ≤ 0.025, all). The WC cohort improved in VAS arm and Neck Disability Index at the 12-week and 1-year points as well (P ≤ 0.029, all). The non-WC cohort reported superior PRO scores in every PRO at one or more postoperative time points (P ≤ 0.046, all). The non-WC cohort demonstrated higher rates of minimum clinically important difference achievement in PROMIS-PF at 12 weeks (P ≤ 0.024).

Patients with WC status undergoing CDR at an ASC may report inferior pain, function, and disability outcomes compared with those with private or government-provided insurance. Perceived inferior disability in WC patients persisted into the long-term follow-up period (1 year). These findings may aid surgeons in setting realistic preoperative expectations with patients at risk of inferior outcomes.

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Abstract Introduction: Workers' compensation (WC) status tends to negatively affect patient outcomes in spine surgery. This study aims to evaluate the potential effect of WC status on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDR) at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). Methods: A single-surgeon registry was retrospectively reviewed for patients who had undergone elective CDR

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