Assessing short- and long-term outcomes among black vs white Medicare patients undergoing resection of colorectal cancer.

@article{Schneider2013AssessingSA,
  title={Assessing short- and long-term outcomes among black vs white Medicare patients undergoing resection of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Eric Bergeim Schneider and Adil Haider and Omar N Hyder and Jonathan E. Efron and Anne O. Lidor and Timothy M Pawlik},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={205 4},
  pages={
          402-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND We sought to identify differences among black and white Medicare-insured patients with colorectal cancer who underwent resection. METHODS Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare (SEER-Medicare) linked inpatient data from 1986 to 2005 were examined. Differences in short- and long-term outcomes among black vs white patients were investigated. RESULTS There were 125,676 (92.4%) white and 9,891 (7.6%) black patients who met the criteria. Black patients were younger (75.5… CONTINUE READING
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