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Journal Article
Commentary

Hidden in plain sight — reconsidering the use of race correction in clinical algorithms.

Vyas DA, Eisenstein LG, Jones DS. N Engl J Med. 2020;Epub Jun 17.
Physicians commonly use diagnostic algorithms and practice guidelines to individualize risk assessment and guide clinical decisions. The authors discuss the possible dangers of using race-adjusted algorithms due to their potential to lead to diagnostic errors and delays in care.