Are African American patients more likely to receive a total knee arthroplasty in a low-quality hospital?

@article{Cai2012AreAA,
  title={Are African American patients more likely to receive a total knee arthroplasty in a low-quality hospital?},
  author={Xueya Cai and Peter Cram and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 4},
  pages={1185-93}
}
BACKGROUND Total joint arthroplasty is widely performed in patients of all races with severe osteoarthritis. Prior studies have reported that African American patients tend to receive total joint arthroplasties in low-volume hospitals compared with Caucasian patients, suggesting potential racial disparity in the quality of arthroplasty care. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether (1) a hospital outcome measure of risk-adjusted mortality or complication rate within 90 days of primary TKA can be… CONTINUE READING
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