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Washington Post notes Dr. Deyo's lower back surgery study

Richard A.Dr. Deyo Deyo, MD, Professor, Family Medicine, recently co-authored a study titled: Trends, Major Medical Complications, and Charges Associated With Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Older Adults. The study was widely covered in the media; an interview with Dr. Deyo was featured in the Washington Post online edition.

Dr. Deyo’s study found that there was a fifteenfold increase in the rate of complex lower back surgeries performed on older Americans from 2002 to 2007 that caused more life-threatening complications. In the Washington Post article, Deyo recommended that patients ask their doctors about alternatives to complicated operations.

Read the Study at The Journal of the American Medical Association
Read the Washington Post article
Read the OHSU Press release
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