New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk

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 people...