Educational Video Reduces Racial Disparities in Cardiac Arrest Patient Therapy
An AHRQ-funded study has found that the use of a patient-centered educational video has reduced racial disparities found between black and white patients who, after surviving cardiac arrest, chose to receive an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD). The study results suggest that the targeted educational tool improved overall knowledge of sudden cardiac arrest and acted as a video decision aid in decision making for an ICD. The study results can be found in the article, “Educational Videos to Reduce Racial Disparities in ICD therapy Via Innovative Designs (VIVID): A randomized clinical trial,” published in the July 2013 edition of American Heart Journal. Select to access the complete article.