How the Use of Race in Clinical Care Can Contribute to Health Care Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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A new KFF brief examines the use of racial classification in medical care and teaching and identifies how these practices can contribute to ongoing racial disparities in health and health care. There are growing efforts within the medical community to examine and revise the use of race in medical care and training and to acknowledge the role of racism in shaping treatment.

The overview summarizes how the medical and scientific community have used race to explain differences in health despite there being no biologic basis to race and how race continues to be used in medical diagnosis and decisi

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