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Minorities With Severe Leg Blockages at Higher Risk of Amputation
Date:2/3/2011

ate insurance tended to be in the higher income brackets, the study authors found, and seemed to face a lower risk for undergoing a major amputation.

Patients who sought care at a lower-volume hospital, which tend to have fewer specialists, had a 15 times higher risk for undergoing an amputation than patients attending the highest-volume hospitals.

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SOURCE: Society for Vascular Surgery, news release, Jan. 28, 2011


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