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Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias in the Electronic Health Record

Sun, M., Oliwa, T., Peek, M. E., Tung, E. L.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study used machine learning to analyze electronic health records from an urban academic medical center and to investigate whether providers’ use of negative patient descriptors varied by patient race or ethnicity.

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Improve Data Infrastructure

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