Risk of post-op complications is higher among older minority patients


Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing looked at common postoperative complications among patients aged 65 and older, and found that black and Hispanic patients had a greater likelihood of suffering from complications following surgery than their white counterparts. The most common reason for the difference was the presence of pre-existing medical conditions, the study's lead author said. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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