ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023 research on ethnic disparities and mortality among surgical patients makes news
The study. presented at the ASA annual meeting, found that Black and Hispanic patients were more likely to die after surgery, compared to white patients, and was featured in Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review, among other outlets. "This study represents the first effort to move beyond merely documenting the ongoing disparities in surgical outcomes in the U.S. by quantifying the aggregate human toll of these disparities," Christian Mpody, MD, PhD, the lead author of the study said. "We should not become used to reading statistics about people dying."