Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hospitalization
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Neoplasms

abstract

  • In the United States, patients dying of cancer have an estimated 3.4% annual incidence of MSCC requiring hospitalization. Inpatient management of MSCC varied over time and by hospital characteristics, with hospitalization costs increasing. Future studies are required to determine the impact of treatment patterns on MSCC outcomes and strategies for reducing MSCC-related costs.

publication date

  • July 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.03.022

PubMed ID

  • 20630663

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 824

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 80

number

  • 3