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Saturday, September 25, 2021

For decades, doctors and hospitals saw kidney patients differently based on their race. A standard equation for estimating kidney function applied a correction for Black patients that made their health appear rosier, inhibiting access to transplants and other treatments.

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...A study published in 2020 that reviewed records for 57,000 people in Massachusetts found that one-third of Black patients would have had their disease classified as more severe if they had been assessed using the same version of the formula as white patients. The traditional kidney calculation was an example of a class of medical algorithms and calculators that have recently come under fire for conditioning patient care based on race, which is a social category not biological one....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-25 02:36 PM | Reply

More proof there is no structural racism in the US.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-26 01:28 AM | Reply

#2 The term is "systemic racism" and it's vastly overblown.

Progressives act like the 2020's are worse than the Jim Crow 1950's. It's absolutely absurd, but this is where things are at.

#3 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-26 01:46 AM | Reply

"Progressives"

Drink!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-26 06:01 AM | Reply

@#3 ... It's absolutely absurd, but this is where things are at. ...

Where things are at, is that systemic racism is still very present.

While it is being slowly chipped away by most of the political spectrum, except apparently the mid- and far-right wing, there seems to be some who still insist in finding fault in the process of trying to correct this stain on the Country's history.



#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-26 11:27 AM | Reply

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