Title

Medical Stereotypes: Assessing the Use of Race as a Risk Factor

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Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

9-23-2020

Abstract

Discussion Objectives:

Introduction to issues of race as a risk factor (VBAC Calculator)

  • Race is a social construct, not genetic
  • Unclear causality of observed disparities
  • Possible medical consequences for patients
  • Patient and community trust/mistrust

Evaluating the VBAC Calculator

Theory/Research into Causes of Health Disparities

  • Ecosocial Theory
  • Racism as opposed to race

Evaluating race use in eGFR algorithms

  • Evidence
  • Causal mechanism
  • Effect on health equity/patients

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Language

English

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