Project: Equal health care

Project: Equal health care

The project studies equality within cardiac arrest care with consideration to ethnicity, age, gender, and socioeconomic background.

Facts about the project

Project manager
Jens Agerström
Other project members
Anders Bremer, Magnus Carlsson, Kristoffer Årestedt, Liselott Årestedt, Linnaeus University; Johan Herlitz, University of Borås; Dan-Olof Rooth, Stockholm University
Participating organisations
Linnaeus University, Stockholm University, University of Borås
Financier
Forte
Timetable
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
Subject
Psychology, caring sciences, cardiology (department of psychology, department of health and caring sciences, faculty of health and life sciences)

More about the project

Each year in Sweden, roughly 10,000 people die from cardiac arrest; people of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.

The overall aim of the project is to study equality within cardiac arrest care. We use a combination of methodological approaches based on register data, controlled experiments, and interviews/survey data. Focus is on differences in cardiac arrest care with consideration to ethnicity, age, gender, and socioeconomic background.

In order to gain a deeper understanding of how patients from different social groups are perceived in the health care system, we also study the attitudes of health workers towards the above mentioned groups.

The idea behind the project is that health workers could possibly provide different treatment for different patient groups without being aware of this. This could concern, for instance, how long time it takes before a decision is taken to stop CPR.

The project is financed by Forte and is part of the research carried out within the cutting-edge research environment Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies and the research group iCARE (Innovative Cardiac Arrest REsearch.