Race and gender influence management of humerus shaft fractures

Dayton Opel, Benjamin Rapone, Bala Krishnamoorthy, Jung Yoo, James Meeker

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship of surgical management of humerus shaft fractures (HSFs) with race, gender, insurance status, and presence of lower extremity fracture in 19,818 patients from the National Trauma Data Bank years 2007–2012. Using a multivariate logistic regression model, black males (OR 0.73, 95% CI 0.66–0.81, p < 0.001) and white females (OR 0.85, 95% CI 0.80–0.91, p < 0.001) had reduced odds of surgery compared to white males. Insurance status was not significant. These disparities may reflect bias within the surgical treatment team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-544
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Disparity
  • Gender
  • Humerus shaft fracture
  • Insurance
  • Race
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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