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Human Studies

2022 Feb 18

J Clin Neurosci


Racial disparities in the cost of inpatient spinal cord stimulator surgery among patients in the 2016-2018 National Inpatient Sample.



Spinal cord stimulation is a promising therapy for patients with treatment refractory pain syndromes, and a viable alternative to chronic opioid therapy. Racial disparities are well-documented in the field of pain medicine. This study seeks to determine whether racial disparities are present in spinal cord stimulator (SCS) surgery involving inpatient hospital stays in the United States.