J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.
From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY (Amen, Varady); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Chen); Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Shannon); and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Rajaee), Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Background: Racial and ethnic disparities in the surgical treatment of hip fractures have been previously reported, demonstrating delayed time to surgery and worse perioperative outcomes for minority patients. However, data are lacking on how these disparities have trended over time and whether national efforts have succeeded in reducing them. The aim of this study was to investigate temporal trends in racial and ethnic disparities in perioperative metrics for patients undergoing hip fracture surgery in the United States from 2006 to 2015. Read More