Racial and ethnic minorities undergo fewer surgical procedures, face longer delays for necessary procedures, and have worse postoperative outcomes across surgical disciplines. This is particularly prevalent in orthopedic surgeries for debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Despite presenting with more advanced osteoarthritis, African American patients reported longer surgical wait times when compared with White patients. This, combined with increased risk of complications and/or mortality after orthopedic surgical intervention, has led to a need for health care providers (HCPs) to improve awareness of surgical disparities in arthroplasty procedures and address interpersonal racism/biases that play a role in this health inequity.
This CMEO BriefCase episode will focus on factors for disparities in joint arthroplasty procedures and strategies clinicians can implement to improve racial equity in orthopedic arthroplasty and surgical care.
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Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
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