Closing the healthcare gap

July 26, 2017

Historically, women and minorities have not taken part in clinical trials as often as white males.

New research shows that is having an effect on their quality of their care.

A new study is taking a closer look at why women and minorities are less likely to participate in clinical trials.

The goal of the study is to find ways to close the healthcare gap that exists in this country.

Dr. Wayne Batchelor with the Interventional Cardiology Council at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital said, “This is the platinum diversity study. This was a study that we embarked upon over the last year or two, where we enrolled women and minorities into a register to see how they fared after a coronary stent procedure. Coronary stents are devices that we use to implant into the arteries of heart patients that are blocked to restore blood flow.”