24 Jul Review of spinal surgery (2014)
The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evidence-based review of spinal surgery to ensure that the services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) reflect contemporary evidence, improve health outcomes for patients and represent value for money. The project was commissioned as part of the Comprehensive Management Framework for the MBS. The project involved a review of clinical practice guidelines and high-level clinical evidence for the benefits of spinal surgery. The project commenced in June 2014 and was completed in September 2014.