Cardiac arrest victims more likely to get CPR in Chinese areas

The Vancouver Sun featured UBC research that found people who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are more likely to receive CPR from bystanders when they are in Vancouver’s ethnic Chinese neighbourhoods.

Lead researcher David Barbic, a professor in the department of emergency medicine, said bystanders seem to be more willing to perform potentially life-saving chest compressions in neighbourhoods that are predominantly Chinese.

The story also appeared in The Province and a similar story appeared in Metro News.