Racial disparities in operative procedure time the influence of obesity

Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Richard N. Ross, Orit Even-Shoshan, Rachel R. Kelz, Mark D. Neuman, Caroline E. Reinke, Justin M. Ludwig, Fabienne A. Kyle, Dale W. Bratzler, Lee A. Fleisher

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Abstract

Background: Using Pennsylvania Medicare claims from 1995 to 1996, the authors previously reported that anesthesia procedure length appears longer in blacks than whites. In a new study using a different and larger data set, the authors now examine whether body mass index (BMI), not available in Medicare claims, explains this difference. The authors also examine the relative contributions of surgical and anesthesia times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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