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Understanding Value in Spine Surgery: Part I—Understanding Quality

Patel, Shyam A. BS; Rihn, Jeffrey A. MD

Contemporary Spine Surgery: April 2014 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 1–5
doi: 10.1097/01.CSS.0000445529.14133.14

Mr. Patel is a Medical Student, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Dr. Rihn is Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and the Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut St, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19101; E-mail:

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