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2021 May 04

Patient Educ Couns

Effect of a discordant opinion offered by a second opinion physician on the patient’s decision for management of spinal disc disease.


Factors that influence a patient's decision for spinal surgery and selection of the spine surgeon have not been studied in the context of a Second Opinion (SO). Providing insight into these factors will guide surgeons in their discussion of treatment options with patients.