This week The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs step off stage in order to spotlight research and researchers writing about racism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Today's spotlight is the "Racism in Medicine" issue of The BMJ.
Healthcare Algorithm Used Across America Has Dramatic Racial Biases
The U.S. health care system uses commercial algorithms to guide health decisions. A study found evidence of racial bias in one widely used algorithm, such that black patients assigned the same level of risk by the algorithm are sicker than white patients.