*Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte, NC
†Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
‡Health Services Consulting Corporation, Boxborough, MA
§Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
¶Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; and
∥Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Acknowledgment date: July 23, 2014. Acceptance date: July 23, 2014.
The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s).
Supported by AO Spine North America, Inc. Analytic support for this work was provided by Spectrum Research, Inc., with funding from the AO Spine North America.
Relevant financial activities outside the submitted work: board membership, consultancy, grants, payment for manuscript, payment for lectures, stocks, payment for development of educational presentations.