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Implicit racial bias in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Guzek R, Goodbody CM, Jia L, et al. Implicit racial bias in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. Epub 2022 May 9. doi: 10.1097/bpo.0000000000002170

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June 15, 2022
Guzek R, Goodbody CM, Jia L, et al. J Pediatr Orthop. 2022;42(7):393-399.

Research has demonstrated inequitable treatment of racially minoritized patients resulting in poorer health outcomes. This study aimed to determine if implicit racial bias impacts pediatric orthopedic surgeons’ clinical decision making. While pediatric orthopedic surgeons showed stronger pro-white implicit bias compared to the US general population (29% vs. 19%), the bias did not appear to affect decision making in clinical vignettes.

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Guzek R, Goodbody CM, Jia L, et al. Implicit racial bias in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. Epub 2022 May 9. doi: 10.1097/bpo.0000000000002170