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Happier Patients, Fewer Surgeries, and Better Analytics with SpineZone

A 2-year retrospective study on back pain cases with SHARP Community Medical Group yielded cost savings of 31% through fewer surgeries and hospitalizations, reductions in high cost imaging such as MRIs and reduced emergency room visits.

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Study Design

Traditional Pathway (Control)

Members with a claim for a back pain related diagnosis beyond a PCP evaluation, Evaluation and Management

July 2008 and June 2010

SpineZone Program

Members with a SpineZone claim

July 2008 and June 2010

 

The Results

When patients in this study visited SCMG with back pain, their primary care doctor would refer them to either SpineZone or to a traditional treatment clinic. SCMG found that the SpineZone group when compared to the control group had lower costs and better outcomes

REDUCED COSTS
Significant reduction in ER and inpatient costs

REDUCED PAIN
Patients pain level decreased from 5.4 to 2.9

REDUCED MEDICATION
Less need for Analgesics

49%
Reduction in equipment (DME) costs
21%
Reduction in imaging cost (MRI/CT)
51%
Reduction in Neuro cost
64%
Reduction in Ortho cost
71%
Reduction in inpatient costs
52%
Reduction in ER costs

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