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The reduction of race and gender bias in clinical treatment recommendations using clinician peer networks in an experimental setting.

Centola D, Guilbeault D, Sarkar U, et al. The reduction of race and gender bias in clinical treatment recommendations using clinician peer networks in an experimental setting. Nature Commun. 2021;12(1):6585. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26905-5

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December 15, 2021
Centola D, Guilbeault D, Sarkar U, et al. Nature Commun. 2021;12(1):6585.

Race and gender bias in healthcare remains a public health problem. Study participants were assigned to a control (i.e., independent reflection) or intervention (i.e., “egalitarian” information exchange network) group and asked to provide diagnostic and treatment recommendations for standardized patients (a white man or a black woman). Participants in the intervention group were more likely to recommend appropriate care and showed no bias in final recommendations. The authors note that these findings indicate that clinician network interventions might be useful in healthcare settings to reduce disparities in patient treatment.

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Centola D, Guilbeault D, Sarkar U, et al. The reduction of race and gender bias in clinical treatment recommendations using clinician peer networks in an experimental setting. Nature Commun. 2021;12(1):6585. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26905-5