Access to invasive procedures can be audited by ethnic group

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1454 (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1454
  1. Ibrahim I Abubakar, specialist registrar in public health,
  2. David Kanka (iad21@medschl.cam.ac.uk), consultant in public health medicine
  1. Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Eastern, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 2SR

    EDITOR—Feder et al reported findings from the appropriateness of coronary revascularisation (ACRE) study showing that among patients deemed clinically appropriate for coronary artery bypass grafting, south Asians are less likely than white patients to undergo procedures.1 They pointed out the lack of a mechanism to monitor ethnic differences in invasive management of coronary disease in the NHS. The quality of hospital …

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