Volume 38 | Number 6p2 | December 2003

Abstract List

Gary L. Ellison, Joan L. Warren, Kevin B. Knopf, Martin L. Brown

To investigate racial differences in posttreatment bowel surveillance after colorectal cancer surgery in a large population of Medicare patients.


Elderly blacks were less likely than non‐Hispanic whites to receive posttreatment bowel surveillance and this result was not explained by measured racial differences in sociodemographic, hospital, and clinical characteristics. More research is needed to explore the influences of patient‐ and provider‐level factors on racial differences in posttreatment bowel surveillance.