Are there Racial Disparities in the Integrated Health Care System?

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).

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.

By 2010,

MIH RATE WAS NO LONGER ASSCOCIATED WITH RACE.

By 2015,

ASIANS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY TO RECEIVE MIH MORE THAN WHITE PATIENTS

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