Widely used algorithm in hospitals is racially biased, study finds
"Less money is spent on Black patients who have the same level of need, and the algorithm thus falsely concludes that Black patients are healthier than equally sick White patients." article: author interview:
And for context, and I first chatted almost a year ago, when work from his team showed that a commonly-used hospital algorithm could yield racially biased results (We'll be touching on this work today)
I’ve been thinking about this sentence for a week: "The study’s authors then retrained a new algorithm using patients’ biological data, rather than the insurance claims data that the original program used, and found an 84% reduction in bias."
"Widely used algorithm for follow-up care in hospitals is racially biased, study finds" via
“The study’s authors then retrained a new algorithm using patients’ biological data, rather than the insurance claims data that the original program used, and found an 84% reduction in bias.” $$$ obfuscates need. Resist. via
You may be familiar with 's research on scarcity. Now read a interview with him about his work on racial bias in medicine. Via
Widely used algorithm for follow-up care in hospitals is racially biased, study finds & explains. (Cue the Casablanca clip: I am shocked, **shocked**, . . . ) via