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Patient Outcomes

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Disparities in trauma care and outcomes in the United States: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Haider AH, Weygandt PL, Bentley JM, Monn MF, Rehman KA, Zarzaur BL, et al.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May;74(5):1195-205.

Rationale for inclusion: This meta analysis evaluating trauma outcome disparities by race, insurance, and socioeconomic status (SES) found that mortality among trauma patients in the United States is associated with differences in patients' race and SES.

CAVEAT: Observational nature of the included articles and the inherent risks of selection bias and confounding associated with such studies.

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The role of unconscious bias in surgical safety and outcomes.
Santry HP, Wren SM.
Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;92(1):137-51.

Rationale for inclusion: Comprehensive review of the evidence in support of unconscious bias and resultant disparate health outcomes. 

CAVEAT: Review article 

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