Differences in Treatment for Those Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest by Racial Makeup of Neighborhood

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A new study, led by Monique Anderson Starks, an assistant professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, found that people who live in predominantly White neighborhoods are much more likely than people who live in predominantly Black neighborhoods to be treated with CPR or a defibrillator after suffering cardiac arrest. Researchers examined more than 22,000 cases of cardiac arrest in non-hospital settings over a four-year period. Nearly 40 percent of the people in predominantly White neighborhoods received CPR compared to 18 percent in predominantly Black neighborhoods. Some 4.5...

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