Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest within the United States: Now is the time for change.
Heart Rhythm O2
This review highlights the current evidence on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in cardiac arrest outcomes within the United States. Several studies demonstrate that patients from Black, Hispanic, or lower socioeconomic status backgrounds suffer the most from disparities at multiple levels of the resuscitation pathway, including in the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillator usage, and postresuscitation therapies. These gaps in care may altogether lead to lower survival rates and worse neurological outcomes for these patients. A multisystem, culturally sensitive approach to improving cardiac arrest outcomes is suggested in this article.
Mehta NK, Allam S, Mazimba S, Karim S. Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest within the United States: now is the time for change. Heart Rhythm O2. 2022 Dec 16;3(6Part B):857-863. doi: 10.1016/j.hroo.2022.07.009. PMID: 36588995.