Hear Dr. Martha Mackay speak about ethnicity, ED care, and acute coronary syndrome

Mar 22, 2018 | News

Dr. Martha MackayDr. Martha Mackay

Dr. Martha Mackay, CHÉOS Scientist; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing; and Clinical Nurse Specialist (Cardiology) at St. Paul’s Hospital Heart Centre, will present her research at the next CHÉOS Work in Progress Seminar.

When: March 28, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital
Topic: Racial-Identity-Based Differences in Emergency Department Care of Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

Investigators have identified important racial-identity/ethnicity-based differences in some aspects of ACS care. Patient-based differences account only partly for the differences in subsequent outcomes. Understanding the factors that contribute to these differences is important, given the significant ethnic diversity in Canada. It is unknown if there are racial-identity/ethnicity-based variations in the initial ED triage and care of patients with suspected ACS in Canadian hospitals.

This study prospectively enrolled ED patients with suspected ACS from three acute care hospital sites and trained research assistants administered a standardized interview to gather data on symptoms, treatment-seeking patterns and self-reported racial/ethnic identity. 

This talk is open and will include a light lunch. Visit the event page for more information.



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