Investigating inequities in cardiovascular care and outcomes for Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: protocol for a hospital-based retrospective cohort data linkage project.
Therese Kearns, Abbey Diaz, Lisa J Whop, Suzanne P Moore, John R Condon, Ross M Andrews, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Veronica Matthews, William Wang, Trisha Johnston, Catherine Taylor, Boyd Potts, Alex Kathage, Abdulla Suleman, Lucy Stanley, Louise Mitchell, Gail Garvey, Daniel Williamson
BMJ Open | Published : 2021
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a significant burden of disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a population that continues to experience a lower life expectancy than other Australians. The aim of the Better Cardiac Care Data Linkage project is to describe patient care pathways and to identify disparities in care and health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Queensland residents diagnosed with CVD in the state of Queensland. METHODS: This is a population-based retrospective cohort study using linked regional, state and national health and administrative data collections to describe disparities in CVD healthcare in p..View full abstract