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Black Children Face Higher Death Risk After Surgery

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by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, Tenn. – A recent study, Race, Preoperative Risk Factors, and Death After Surgery, has found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and describes race-specific models to predict surgical outcomes. The study has been published online, and will be published in the February 2018 issue of Pediatrics.

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