Characterizing Short-Term Outcomes Following Surgery for Rectal Cancer: the Role of Race and Insurance Status

@article{Chan2016CharacterizingSO,
  title={Characterizing Short-Term Outcomes Following Surgery for Rectal Cancer: the Role of Race and Insurance Status},
  author={Sook Y. Chan and Pasithorn Amy Suwanabol and Rachelle N. Damle and Jennifer S. Davids and Paul R. Sturrock and William B Sweeney and Justin A. Maykel and Karim S Alavi},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={1891-1898}
}
There is a paucity of data demonstrating the effect race and insurance status have on postoperative outcomes for patients with rectal cancer. We evaluated factors impacting short-term outcomes following rectal cancer surgery. Patients who underwent surgery for rectal cancer using the University Health System Consortium database from 2011 to 2012 were… CONTINUE READING