Study shows racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip fracture care

Pharmacy Choice—April 12, 2015

Pharmacy Choice reports on a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip.

Investigators based their findings on information available for nearly 200,000 patients in a statewide database. "Despite overall declines in the incidence of hip fractures and associated mortality, we found that there are racial and socioeconomic disparities in treatment access and outcomes," said Michael Parks, MD, a study author and orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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