The impact of race on outcomes following emergency surgery: an American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program assessment.

@article{Causey2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of race on outcomes following emergency surgery: an American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program assessment.},
  author={Marlin Wayne Causey and Derek P. McVay and Quinton M. Hatch and Eric J. Johnson and Justin A. Maykel and Brad J. Champagne and Scott Russell Steele},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={206 2},
  pages={172-9}
}
BACKGROUND Despite significant evolutions in health care, outcome discrepancies exist among demographic cohorts. We sought to determine the impact of race on emergency surgery outcomes. METHODS This is a retrospective review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2005 through 2009) for all patients aged ≥16 years undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. Primary outcomes included morbidity and mortality. RESULTS We identified 75,280… CONTINUE READING

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