Summary:

“Doctors often make life-changing decisions about patient care based on algorithms that interpret test results or weight risks, like whether to perform a particular procedure. Some of those formulas factor in a person’s race, meaning patients’ skin color can affect access to care.

A new study of patients in the Boston area is one of the first to document the harm that can cause. It examined the effect on care of a widely used but controversial formula for estimating kidney function that by design assigns Black people healthier scores.”

Article written by Tom Simonite

26|10|2020

Source:

Wired

https://www.wired.com/story/how-algorithm-blocked-kidney-transplants-black-patients/

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