NIH study finds Black patients receive end-stage heart failure treatments at half the rate of white patients

A series of studies in recent years have used objective data to back up decades’ worth of anecdotal evidence describing widespread racial biases in the delivery of healthcare. Patients, doctors and medtech developers are now keenly aware, for example, of the potential inaccuracies of pulse oximeters when used to measure blood oxygen levels through the skin of Black patients.

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