The study states that The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has been poorly described in the context of a publicly funded health system. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of SES on short- and long-term mortality and morbidity in AAA repair patients in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

A retrospective analysis of all elective AAA repairs in Nova Scotia from 2005 to 2015 was performed using the Discharge Abstract Database and provincial physician billing codes. Postoperative 30-day outcomes and long-term survival were compared across socioeconomic quintiles, defined by the Material Deprivation Index (MDI). Postoperative outcomes included mortality, stroke, myocardial infarct, length of stay, and discharge to home. The relationship among the baseline characteristics, MDI, and 30-day mortality were analyzed using univariable logistic regression. Multivariable logistic regression and survival analysis were used to calculate the adjusted 30-day mortality and long-term survival, respectively.

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