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Health equity and the role of the cardiologist: 7 priorities to consider

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Prof. Michelle Albert, University of California, USA
Conference
ACC 2021
Residents of rural areas, people in need of chronic care, people with a disability, racial minorities, low-income groups, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons are some of the many groups who experience health disparities. In the 52nd annual Louis F. Bishop keynote lecture, Prof. Michelle Albert (University of California, CA, USA) talked about potential solutions to address health disparities in cardiovascular care [1]. In her keynote lecture entitled “Bringing health equity to the frontlines of cardiovascular healthcare,” Prof. Albert made a clear distinction between ‘equity’ and ‘equality.’ Whereas equality distributes resources equally to everyone, equity allocates resources based on need. Prof. Albert identified 7 top priorities that need to be considered in an attempt to address systemic health inequities: Understanding the d...


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