Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage Associated With Increased 90-Day Mortality Following Radical Cystectomy

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      To examine relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and outcomes following radical cystectomy (RC).

      Materials and Methods

      A retrospective single institution study of consecutive RCs performed for bladder cancer between 2011 and 2019. Major complications, mortality and survival outcomes were compared using Cochran-Armitage or Kruskal-Wallis tests. Cox proportional hazards models were used for time-to-event analyses.


      A total of 906 patients were included in analysis. Overall 90-day mortality was 2.98% (27/906). Ninety-day mortality rates observed in the least (first) and most (fourth) disadvantaged ADI quartiles were 0% (0/115) and 6.5% (12/185), respectively. Patients from the fourth quartile demonstrated worse overall survival and recurrence free survival than those in the first quartile. ADI quartile was positively associated with muscle invasive (P = .0006) and node positive (P = .042) disease. ADI percentile was an independent predictor for 90-day mortality (adjusted OR: 1.022, CI: 1.004-1.04, P = .015).


      Higher rates of mortality and worse oncologic outcomes were observed for patients residing in the most disadvantaged quartile. ADI was associated with higher likelihood of 90-day mortality and may therefore be useful in patient counseling, risk stratification, and post-discharge management.
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