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Explaining racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality.

Authors
  • Rangrass, Govind1
  • Ghaferi, Amir A1
  • Dimick, Justin B1
  • 1 Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2014
Volume
149
Issue
3
Pages
223–227
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4041
PMID: 24402245
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hospital quality contributes significantly to racial disparities in outcomes after CABG surgery. However, a significant fraction of this racial disparity remains unexplained. Efforts to decrease racial disparities in health care should focus on underperforming centers of care treating disproportionately high numbers of nonwhite patients.

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