Outcomes for pediatric appendicitis vary with hospital type

01/6/2013 | HealthDay News

A study showed that the odds of developing a perforated appendix among children treated for appendicitis at community hospitals were 23% higher for Hispanic children and 34% higher for Asian children, compared with white children. Hispanic patients at children's hospitals were 18% more likely to have this complication than white children, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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