Racial disparities in the use of revascularization before leg amputation in Medicare patients.

@article{Holman2011RacialDI,
  title={Racial disparities in the use of revascularization before leg amputation in Medicare patients.},
  author={Kerianne H Holman and Peter K. Henke and Justin B. Dimick and John D. Birkmeyer},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={
          420-6, 426.e1
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Black patients with peripheral arterial disease undergo amputation at two to four times the rate of white patients. In order to determine whether differences in attempts at limb salvage might contribute to this disparity, we studied the limb care received prior to amputation by black patients compared with whites. METHODS Using inpatient Medicare data for the years 2003 through 2006, we identified a retrospective sample of all beneficiaries who underwent major lower extremity… CONTINUE READING
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