Gender differences in the utilisation of surgery for congenital heart disease in India.

@article{Ramakrishnan2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the utilisation of surgery for congenital heart disease in India.},
  author={S. S. Ramakrishnan and Rohan Khera and Snigdha Jain and Anita Saxena and Suparna Kailash and G. K. Karthikeyan and Shyam Sunder Kothari and Rajnish Juneja and Balram Bhargava and M. S. Kalaivani and Manju Mehta and Vinay Kumar Bahl and Balram Airan},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2011},
  volume={97 23},
  pages={1920-5}
}
BACKGROUND Corrective surgery for congenital heart disease may be life-saving, but its utilisation depends upon several social and economic factors. Girls with cardiac defects may not receive equitable care in India, but this has not been systematically studied. METHODS In this prospective study, parents or guardians of 405 consecutive children aged up to 12 years (mean ± SD age 3.43 ± 3.44 years; 271 boys) who had been advised to undergo elective paediatric cardiac surgery were interviewed… CONTINUE READING
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