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Physicians' Unconscious Racial Bias Could Impair Health Outcomes

African American patients of primary care physicians who hold 'unconscious' racial biases say they feel less respected, less trustful, and less engaged in decisions related to their health, a study shows.

3 comments on "Physicians' Unconscious Racial Bias Could Impair Health Outcomes"
Sandrs Ludwick (5/3/2012 at 11:10 AM)

A follow up to this study would be to research whether the patients perceptions were racially biased. In other words, did the patients have a bias toward their provider of care and thus perceive that the provider was biased? If so, then the plan of action should be to work on changing that perception.
Tom Taylor (4/13/2012 at 3:39 AM)

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
KEM (4/4/2012 at 9:22 AM)

This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!! UNCONCIOUS??? The physicians spend more time with them? Ridiculous.