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Physicians’ Unconscious Racial Bias Could Impair Health Outcomes
Health Leaders Media

An ‘unconscious’ racial bias by some physicians could harm relations with African-American patients and ultimately may impair health outcomes.

A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that primary care physicians who held these unconscious racial biases spent more time with African-American patients during routine office visits, but also spoke slowly and dominated the conversations.

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