A recent study investigated the reduction or elimination of racial disparities existing in benign gynecological surgeries within the United States, wherein racial/ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive minimally invasive hyterecotimes (MIH’s).
Compared to open abdominal hysterecotimes offers more benefits such as:
- Less postoperative pain
- Less blood loss
- Less recovery time
Among the 31 385 patients who underwent hysterecotimes in KPNC facilities:
15 384 were White
4095 were African-American
1586 were another Race/Ethnicity
6721 were Hispanic
3599 were Asian
In the beginning of MIH initiative back in 2008
ETHNIC MINORITIES ARE LESS LIKELY TO RECEIVE MIC TREATMENT.
MIH RATE WAS NO LONGER ASSCOCIATED WITH RACE.
ASIANS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY TO RECEIVE MIH MORE THAN WHITE PATIENTS