April 30, 2023 /Health/ — The uncomfortable truth: Race, gender, sexual orientation, age, body size, income, and other cultural factors have a significant bearing on whether you will be diagnosed and treated correctly. The history of systematic biases, prejudice in medical care can no longer be overlooked. The good news is regardless of whether you are a patient, healthcare provider, or administrator, there are steps you can take today to combat medical bias.
Medical bias is a serious problem that can have a devastating impact on patients. It can lead to misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, and even death. There are a number of factors that can contribute to medical bias, including: Continue reading