Gender Differences in Post-Arrest Care

Gender differences in access to post-arrest Care: Understanding the perspectives of providers of post arrest care and health care administrators

Team Members
  • Laurie J. Morrison - St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Valeria Rac - St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto

When women have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, they experience significantly lower survival-to-discharge rates than men. The reasons for this are unclear. The goal for this qualitative study (one in a series of investigations) is to identify potential gender-related barriers to post-resuscitation care, which may contribute to unfavorable outcomes in women presenting with cardiac arrest. The data generated will inform the design of knowledge translation strategies aimed at addressing this disparity.