Care pathway to revascularisation: experiences of Pakistani women and health care practitioners in Sheffield

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The coronary heart disease (CHD) literature suggests differences in diagnosis, investigation and treatment between people of South Asian origin as compared to White comparator groups in the UK. It is well recognised that heart disease presents differently in different populations but the impact of this has not been adequately explored. There is also an indication that differences in revascularisation rates may exist, with lower rates in people identified as South Asian. However, the reasons for this are not well understood. Against this background, this consultation project was conducted by the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University between April and September 2010 for NHS Sheffield.

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