Ethnicity affects timing and access to cardiac care

A study by Libin Institute members Dr. Kathryn King and Dr. Hude Quan, co-principal investigators, suggests that ethnicity is having a significant impact on timely access to cardiac care in Calgary and likely across Canada.

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The Libin Institute's Dr. Kathryn King, Professor, Faculty of Nursing

In an article posted on the University of Calgary web-site, Dr. King says:

There are ethnic variations in coronary heart disease symptoms that, when combined with some other factors, may increase the time it takes to get effective treatment.

To read the rest of the story at UCalgary.ca – click here

Dr. King will be presenting the study group’s findings at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) annual meeting, to be held in Calgary May 11th to 14th 2009.

Article on CBC.ca – click here

Article in Metro News – click here

To read an abstract of the article in the American Journal of Cardiology – click here

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