Racial Differences in Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Updated:Mar 17,2011

Cardiac Arrest Update: Racial Disparities and In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

  • Racial differences in incidence and survival have been reported for several medical and surgical conditions.
  • Racial differences in post-resuscitation survival are in large part attributable to overall lower survival in hospitals with a higher concentration of minority cardiac arrest patients.
  • Implementation of the best resuscitation practices identified in high performing hospitals may help eliminate racial disparities.

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