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New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 10:41am

Courtesy of Dr. Caron

Caron, Canada's first female Indigenous general surgeon, is a member of a research team investigating Indigenous disparities in Canada's health-care system.

Ottawa, Ont.-If you're an Indigenous person in Canada, you may be 30 percent more likely to die after surgery than a non-Indigenous person.

That's one of the findings of a new study that has been published: "Postoperative outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Canada: a systemic review"

Recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, this is the first study to analyze all available surgical outcome data for the Indigenous populations. The study looked at 28 studies that compared surgery outcomes for various procedures for about 1.9 million patients and found that Indigenous peop...

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