Carotid revascularization rates after stroke in minority-serving hospitals in the US

Takeaway

  • Rates of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) after stroke due to carotid stenosis (CS) are lower in US racial/ethnic minority-serving hospitals (R/EMH) than in hospitals serving predominately White patients (WH).

Why this matters

  • Recognition of systemic health-care deficiencies corresponding with hospital-level differences in patient populations may lead to identification of opportunities to mitigate health-care disparities.