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Invited Critique
May 2002

Disparate Outcomes in Patients With Colorectal Cancer—Invited Critique

Arch Surg. 2002;137(5):556. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.5.556

Wudel and coauthors hypothesized that racial disparity in outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) would persist despite similar objective measures of treatment. They retrospectively examined a 10-year cohort of patients treated at a city hospital and a university hospital, both located in the same city. Overall and disease-free survival for patients with CRC treated at a quaternary-care university hospital were compared with those obtained from a primary point-of-access city hospital.