Indigenous people in Alberta get lower level of emergency care – Canada’s National Observer

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Indigenous people in Alberta get lower level of emergency care – Canada’s National Observer

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202258 Views

January 17th 2022

Hospital emergency rooms in Alberta are likely to assess complaints from First Nations people as less urgent than those from other patients, even when their problems are the same, says a new study that looked at millions of such visits.

“If people have a long bone fracture, you might expect the treatment would be the same between groups,” said Patrick McLane of the University of Alberta, a co-author of the study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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