Racial disparities in health outcomes are complicated, but this is one place to start. (Featuring our Mary Catherine Beach)

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Words Matter

May 10, 2018

A Johns Hopkins study led by our Mary Catherine Beach found that physicians who use stigmatizing language in their patients’ medical records may affect the care those patients get for years to come

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Laurie Scudder interviews with Anna Goddu and our Mary Catherine Beach. Could the electronic health record (EHR)—specifically, the notes written by clinicians about their patients—be another way in which clinicians may unwittingly transmit bias to each other?

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Sickle cell disease patients are less likely to follow physician recommendations when they perceive discrimination, study finds. Authors include our Carlton Haywood Jr, and Mary Catherine Beach

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