Ryortho—March 30, 2015
“The study found that black patients, Medicaid patients, and patients from impoverished communities are at increased risk for poor outcomes,” said Michael Parks, M.D., a study author and orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, in the March 26, 2015 news release.
Individuals who had surgery for a broken hip in New York State from 1998 to 2010 were identified. Factors assessed included the need for a subsequent procedure within one year; hospital readmissions within 90 days of surgery; complications within 90 days; and in-hospital mortality within one year of discharge following hip fracture surgery.
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