Racial disparities in joint replacement use among older adults

  • Dunlop D
  • Song J
  • Manheim L
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Abstract

Although joint replacement can restore function for arthritis patients with severe joint disease, this procedure has not been used equally across racial groups. Differences in joint replacement use are assessed from a national sample.

Author-supplied keywords

  • ADL
  • Chronic disease
  • Health insurance
  • Joint replacement
  • Medical use
  • Medicare
  • SES

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Authors

  • Dorothy D. Dunlop

  • Jing Song

  • Larry M. Manheim

  • Rowland W. Chang

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