Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients (Edward Ongweso Jr/VICE)

Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients  —  A series of studies argue that by focusing on costs as a proxy for health, risk algorithms are ignoring the racial inequalities in healthcare access.

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