America’s abysmal record on maternal care outcomes and equity has spurred the rise of startups as well as innovative strategies from providers and payers, each trying to solve a piece of the larger problem. But these entities will also need the help of policymakers to… Read More »Providers, payers & startups are all looking for key pieces to solve the maternal care puzzle
Researchers are investigating whether a built-in race adjustment in spirometers could further exacerbate health disparities caused by the pandemic. The medical device is commonly used to diagnose breathing conditions.
In an alert on Friday, the Food and Drug Administration warmed that pulse oximeters might be inaccurate in some circumstances. The agency listed skin color among other factors that may affect the accuracy of a reading, but didn’t mention research that has demonstrated the devices… Read More »FDA issues warning on pulse oximeter limitations, but says little about racial disparities
In drug development, clinical trials typically aim for a population that is representative of the patients who would be eligible for the treatment. While randomized controlled trials (RCTs) typically focus on measuring the average health impact of a drug across this population, a paper Basu… Read More »Treatment effect heterogeneity, self-selection into RCTs, and racial disparities