Outcome and cost analysis in neurology and neurosurgery

Sherman C Stein MD (Dr. Stein of the University of Pennsylvania has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.)
Originally released April 2, 1999; last updated May 28, 2011; expires May 28, 2014
Notice: This article has expired and is therefore not available for CME credit.


The literature in neurology and neurosurgery has recently been filled with terms such as “metaanalysis,” “decision analysis,” and “cost-effectiveness.” The author explains what these processes are and how they relate to evidence-based medicine. He also illustrates how hospitals are using these techniques for risk management and economic monitoring.

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