"Surgeons and device companies must embrace a proactive approach."
That was the message shared by Eric Muehlbauer, Executive Director and CEO of the North American Spine Society (NASS), as we spoke with him about the state of the spine industry in preparation for the upcoming Annual Meeting.
For years, studies have suggested that surgeons are fleeing private practice and aligning with hospitals. Respondents of this survey told a different story. When asked if their practice setting had changed in the past five to seven years, 81% said no, while 19% said yes.