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Postoperative mortality after surgery for brain tumors by patient insurance status in the United States.

Authors
  • Momin, Eric N
  • Adams, Hadie
  • Shinohara, Russell T
  • Frangakis, Constantine
  • Brem, Henry
  • Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
147
Issue
11
Pages
1017–1024
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.2012.1459
PMID: 23165616
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Uninsured patients who underwent craniotomy for a brain tumor experienced the highest in-hospital mortality. Differences in overall health do not fully account for this disparity.

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