Racial Disparities of Adrenalectomy

Abstract/Summary:

Racial disparities of surgical outcomes have been demonstrated for a variety of operations. We sought to determine whether minority status is associated with disparate care for adrenalectomy. This study is a retrospective database review of the Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program (CESQIP) from January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2018. Primary outcome was complication rate. Secondary outcomes were length of stay and surgeon experience. Minority status was defined as Black or Hispanic and outcomes were compared with White patients. Minority patients undergoing adrenalectomy have higher rates of complication and longer lengths of stay when controlling for common comorbidities. Minority patients have decreased access to high-volume surgeons.

Authors: Simon A Holoubek, Jessica Maxwell, Abbey L Fingeret
Keywords: adrenalectomy, race, public health
DOI Number: 10.1210/jendso/bvaa110      Publication Year: 2020

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