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The Issue

Racism in healthcare manifests itself in a variety of overt and covert ways including bias in treatment regarding pain management to views on the 'seriousness' of a particular patient compliant. These biases, and prejudices can become institutionalized and this has a major impact on the treatment prognosis, overall health and even life expectancy for people of color.



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  • Statista - search "racism healthcare" you will find a number of statistics about this topic in particular related to career advancement for those in healthcare, such as, 'Percentage of U.S. women working in health care who stated race was "very much" a barrier to career advancement as of 2018, by race/ethnicity.'
  • Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations, From October 25, 2019 Issue of Science Magazine. 


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