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Book review
Decision Making in Spinal Care
  1. Reza Yassari1,
  2. Todd Miller2
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr R Yassari, Department of Neurosurgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3316 Rochambeau Ave., Bronx, NY 10467, USA; ryassari{at}

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Edited by D Greg Anderson, Alexander R Vaccaro. 2nd Edn, 2013. Published by Thieme, Paperback/Electronic 638 Pages. Language: English.

This is a review of the second edition of Decision Making in Spinal Care, which was updated for 2013. The intended audience is practitioners caring for patients with spine related issues, which are often complex problems requiring a detailed workup. This book provides a synthesis of current best practice and relevant evidence to provide decision making support for specific clinical scenarios. It does not provide instruction on operative technique. The impressive list of 121 expert contributors has been updated and expanded by the editors, who are recognized by their peers as world class leaders in the field of spine care. Updated reference lists of essential literature on each topic are provided with brief summaries of each article of suggested reading. The focus on the decision making process is achieved by providing a plan of care algorithm as the first page of each chapter. The overall organization is by anatomic region and diagnosis. Busy practitioners encountering patients exhibiting the breadth of spine disease during busy workdays will especially appreciate the quick reference format of the book.

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to this book review.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.