Impact of race on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy: a population-based analysis of 9,842 recent elective procedures.

@article{Dardik2000ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of race on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy: a population-based analysis of 9,842 recent elective procedures.},
  author={Alan Dardik and Helen Bowman and Toby A Gordon and G Y Hsieh and Bruce A. Perler},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={232 5},
  pages={704-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of race and other potentially confounding variables on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy (CEA). SUMMARY Previous studies have demonstrated that CEA is performed less frequently in black patients, although little attention has been focused on the influence of race on the outcome of surgery. METHODS The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission database was reviewed to identify all elective CEA procedures performed in all nonfederal acute care… CONTINUE READING

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