Race and surgical mortality in the United States.

@article{Lucas2006RaceAS,
  title={Race and surgical mortality in the United States.},
  author={Frances Leslie Lucas and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel and Arden M. Morris and Andrea E. Siewers and John D. Birkmeyer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 2},
  pages={
          281-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study describes racial differences in postoperative mortality following 8 cardiovascular and cancer procedures and assesses possible explanations for these differences. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although racial disparities in the use of surgical procedures are well established, relationships between race and operative mortality have not been assessed systematically. METHODS We used national Medicare data to identify all patients undergoing one of 8 cardiovascular and cancer… CONTINUE READING
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