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The Daily Pennsylvanian: Penn researchers find evidence of racial bias in models used to allocate limited resources

By April 16, 2021April 28th, 2021No Comments

study by Penn researchers found evidence of racial bias in models used to allocate limited health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The most common mortality prediction model, however, overestimates mortality among Black patients and underestimates mortality among white patients, putting Black patients behind white patients in the line to receive scarce resources, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health reported.

The study was conducted by Perelman School of Medicine instructor George Anesi, Perelman School of Medicine second-year fellow Christopher Chesley, Perelman School of Medicine assistant professor Nwamaka Eneanya, Perelman School of Medicine assistant professor Gary Weissman, Perelman School of Medicine assistant professor Michael Harhay, Perelman School of Medicine professor Scott Halpern, and researchers from Duke University, the University of Chicago, and Kaiser Permanente.

Read more at The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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