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Black Patients More Likely to Get Emergency Colorectal Cancer Surgery

December 22, 2022

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University of Michigan researchers recently revealed that Black, non-Hispanic patients were more likely to undergo emergency surgery for colorectal cancer than other races and ethnicities. In an analysis of data from hospitals across Michigan, researchers also found that patients who underwent emergency surgery received fewer complete evaluations and testing as part of their workup by surgeons and their medical teams, leading to higher rates of postoperative complications, including death.

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