A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients
A startling example of algorithmic bias

Lecher, Colin

Publisher:  The Verge
Date Written:  24/10/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23909

A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receive important medical treatment. The major flaw, which affects millions of patients, was revealed in research published in the journal Science.

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