Surgery 2021 Jul 3. Epub 2021 Jul 3.
Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA; Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center (S-SPIRE), Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA; Division of General Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA. Electronic address:
Background: Among patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroidectomy offers a chance of cure and mitigation of disease-related complications. The impact of race/ethnicity on referral and utilization of parathyroidectomy has not been fully explored.
Methods: Population-based, retrospective cohort study using 100% Medicare claims from beneficiaries with primary hyperparathyroidism from 2006 to 2016. Read More