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Incident 1247 Reports
Algorithmic Health Risk Scores Underestimated Black Patients’ Needs


Optum's algorithm deployed by a large academic hospital was revealed by researchers to have under-predicted the health needs of black patients, effectively de-prioritizing them in extra care programs relative to white patients with the same health burden.


Incident 793 Reports
Kidney Testing Method Allegedly Underestimated Risk of Black Patients


Decades-long use of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) method to test kidney function which considers race has been criticized by physicians and medical students for its racist history and inaccuracy against Black patients.


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