Racial disparities in emergency surgical care

Med Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;89(5):945-8, 947. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2005.05.005.


Socioeconomic factors and differences in access to health care systems, perhaps more so than physiologic differences, play a significant role in race-based differences faced by acute care practitioners.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • African Americans*
  • Emergency Medical Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative*