Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Lau D, Chan A. Lau D, & Chan A Lau, Davy, and Alex Chan. Comparing outcomes of cholecystectomies in white vs. minority patients. 2 Minute Medicine, 24 August 2022. McGraw Hill, 2022. AccessSurgery. https://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=596775§ionid=269780912APA Citation Lau D, Chan A. Lau D, & Chan A Lau, Davy, and Alex Chan. (2022). Comparing outcomes of cholecystectomies in white vs. minority patients. (2022). 2 minute medicine. McGraw Hill. https://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=596775§ionid=269780912.MLA Citation Lau D, Chan A. Lau D, & Chan A Lau, Davy, and Alex Chan. "Comparing outcomes of cholecystectomies in white vs. minority patients." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw Hill, 2022, https://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=596775§ionid=269780912. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Annotate Clip Autosuggest Results Comparing outcomes of cholecystectomies in white vs. minority patients by Davy Lau, Alex Chan Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. For patients with gallbladder disease requiring cholecystectomy, no differences in clinical outcomes were found between white and non-white minority patients. +Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) +Cholecystectomies are common procedures for patients presenting with gall stones or other gallbladder disease. For individuals who lack insurance, are from minority groups, or are of lower socioeconomic status (SES), there may be increased barriers to accessing care. Delayed access to care can lead to more severe gallbladder disease on presentation, perioperative complications, and may require an open procedure instead of a laparoscopic one. Therefore, the current retrospective study aimed to elucidate the differences between white and minority individuals with gallbladder disease requiring cholecystectomy, with regards to morbidity, mortality, and cost of hospital admission. The study population consisted of 1539 patients undergoing cholecystectomies at a single centre between 2013 and 2018, 36.9% of whom were white and 63.1% of whom were non-white minorities. The results showed that the likelihood of an emergent admission was greater in minority than white patients (76.2% vs 68.4%), and that the mean age was younger in minorities than white (45.5 vs 53.9 years, p < 0.01). However, minority patients had a greater likelihood of a laparoscopic procedure (88.7% vs 79.0%). As well, there were no differences between minorities and whites in length of hospital stay (4.8 vs 4.4 days, p = 0.42), no significant difference in the percentage of minority vs white patients admitted to the ICU (3.4% vs 5.3%), and no differences in intraoperative or postop complications (p = 0.07). With regards to cost, more minority patients were uninsured (32.1% vs 6.5%), and the charge for uninsured patients was lower than Medicare by 39.3 per 1000 dollars (p < 0.001). Overall, this study demonstrated that while the presentation of minorities with gallbladder disease is younger and more emergent, the clinical outcomes are the same. +Click to read the study in American Journal of Surgery +©2022 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.