Critical Limb Ischemia Care
Multiple factors contribute to racial, gender and ethnic disparities in care for Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). Get an overview of the differences in risk factors and barriers to care.
Insight from Underserved CLI Patients
In order to help you understand how to best reach undertreated minority groups at the local level, Boston Scientific commissioned a market research study on traditionally underserved populations across the country. Researchers engaged with people who identified as being either at high risk or who have already been diagnosed with CLI in order to capture demographic, psycho-graphic and behavioral insights. Below is a snapshot of patients’ perceptions. You can also download a one-page summary.
Connect with Your Patients
- 27% of people with CLI get nervous around doctors, which means that they might not feel comfortable telling you about symptoms or concerns. You may want to connect with them by asking about barriers to care
- Half of the survey respondents with CLI cited distance to care as their biggest barrier
Increase Clinical Research Diversity
A total of 60% of heart failure patient respondents say they’re “somewhat” or “very” likely to participate in a clinical trial – but 70% have never been asked to participate in one. Learn about opportunities for increasing research diversity and find educational materials to inform your patients.
Who’s Going Untreated in Your Area?
Boston Scientific can provide you with a zip-code specific Disparity Index Report with epidemiological data on the health challenges impacting your community.
How Can Close The Gap Support You?
Boston Scientific's dedicated Health Equity Consultants are here to build a personalized program
to help you target your at-risk demographics – at no expense to you.
1 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
2 Long, C. Jones, WS. (2017). Disparities in the Care of Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia. American College of Cardiology.