Today's Date: May 16, 2021
MetroPlusHealth to Host Virtual Town Hall: Stand Up Against Anti-Asian Hate   •   After 59 Years, the Families of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Receive Closure   •   Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. Reports First Quarter Results   •   Acura Scores Fourth Consecutive Victory at Mid-Ohio   •   Pole for Grosjean, Honda at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis   •   ScholarShare 529 to Offer Families College Savings Stimulus for 529 Day   •   Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today   •   Karen Fukuhara Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award at Identity 2021 Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month   •   RYB Education, Inc. Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F   •   Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Education Panel in Support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Mont   •   Optime Care Calls for Greater Awareness of Hereditary Angioedema, Highlights Patient-First Strategy for Treatment and Optimized   •   IndyCar Drivers Take Flight at LIFT Academy   •   Clark Atlanta University Partners With the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) To Launch $1 Million Partners   •   Young Women with Chest Pain Wait Longer and Receive Less Urgent Care Than Men   •   Mastercard and National Women’s Soccer League Announce Multi-Year Partnership Centered on Elevating Visibility for the Spo   •   KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Hudson Grove, a New-Home Community in North Jacksonville, Priced from the $270,000s   •   BREAKING NEWS: CAIR Joins Boycott of White House Eid Celebration in Response to Biden Administration's Defense of Israeli Attack   •   Clark Atlanta University Receives $3 Million From Tucker, GA Based Business For New Entrepreneurial Center   •   California Family Physicians Applaud Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine to Adolescents   •   Canada celebrates 100 days to Tokyo Paralympic Games
Bookmark and Share

Black Heart Attack Victims Wait Longer For Specialized Care

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Black patients having a heart attack wait longer at hospitals than white patients to get advanced procedures that will restore blood flow to their hearts, according to a University of Michigan Health System study.

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American NewsThe differences in care may be explained by hospital quality, rather than the race of individual patients.

Black patients were much more likely to go to slow hospitals than were whites, and as a result waited six hours longer to get life-saving procedures.

Most elderly black patients received care in a small number of hospitals that take longer to transfer their patients, regardless of race, according to the U-M study published in the July issue of Medical Care, the journal of the American Public Health Association.

“These data suggest that an individual’s race may play much less of a role in generating differences in care, while the hospitals where black patients often go may be even more important,” says study lead author Colin R. Cooke, M.D., a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan.

Each year tens of thousands of patients with heart attacks use hospitals that lack staff and capacity to perform angioplasty or open heart surgery – commonly called revascularization procedures that open clogged arteries and restore blood flow to the heart.

Experts recommend that heart attack patients, who come to the emergency room of these hospitals, be transferred quickly to one that can do revascularization.

Researchers analyzed nearly 26,000 Medicare patient records for the study that looked at how hospitals across the nation may influence racial differences in health care.

The U-M authors note that the causes for delays in hospitals that serve a greater number of black patients is not clear, but based on prior research speculate that quality of care at these hospitals may be worse.

Strapped by financial constraints, safety net hospitals may forego development of a ‘quality improvement culture’ or limit adoption of computer order entry or electronic medical records, infrastruture which may improve the quality of care.

The most important step in improving cardiovascular care for black patients is addressing organizational issues and resources at hospitals where black patients seek medical care, authors say.


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News