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Anti-black racism as a chronic condition.

Sederstrom N, Lasege T. Anti-black racism as a chronic condition. Hastings Cent Rep. 2022;52 Suppl 1:s24-s29. doi: 10.1002/hast.1364

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May 11, 2022
Sederstrom N, Lasege T. Hastings Cent Rep. 2022;52(S1):s24-s29.

Racial bias and systemic racism in healthcare are increasingly seen as critical patient safety issues. This commentary discusses the relationship between medical ethics and racism in healthcare institutions, using examples such as racial biases in clinical tools and algorithms, the effect of racial bias on diagnosis and diagnostic error, and how excess disease burden can be viewed as proxy for racism.