Explore summaries of audience insights and market research that we conducted with diverse patients and providers related to barriers to care and treatment decisions for specific diseases
What’s preventing patients from accessing specialty care?
We conducted disease-specific quantitative and qualitative research that captured perceived barriers in accessing care and preferred communication methods. The data is summarized on one-page resources for use by specialists and their referrers to provide insight into the barriers their patients may experience across demographics, specifically women and Black, Hispanic, and Latinx patients.
“I want to understand how recommended lifestyle changes affect my heart … and know what test results mean.”
- Tamika, 54, a patient with coronary artery disease
Barriers to care: female patients
Connect with female patients using insights like these: 46% of the 171 women surveyed said they postpone surgery as long as possible, and 45% say that online visits could help them with their healthcare needs.
Understand your patients with coronary artery disease
Black men and women are 30%1 more likely to die of heart disease, including CAD, than non-Hispanic white men and women.
Race and ethnicity
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health. Heart Disease and African Americans.
- Bai, C et al. (2018). Sex differences in Atrial Fibrillation – Update on Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Long-Term Risk. Curr Treat Options Cardio Med (2018) 20: 79. DOI: 10.1007/s11936-018-0682-3.
- Staerk, L. et al. (2017). Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Outcomes. Circ Res 2017 Apr 28: 120(9): 1501-1517. Doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.309732.
- American Heart Association (2019). Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2019 update
- Rivero, M. Nader, N. Blochle, R. Harris, L. Dryjski, M. Dosluoglu, H. (2016). Pooper limb salvage in African American men with chronic limb ischemia is due to advanced clinical stage and higher anatomic complexity at presentation. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 63(3) pg. 1318-1324
- Shu, J. Santulli, G. (2018). Update on peripheral artery disease: epidemiology and evidence-based facts. Atherosclerosis.