Unconscious bias, healthcare disparities, health equity, COVID-19, vaccination
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Medical Humanities | Patient Safety | Virus Diseases
With more than 22% of the United States still not vaccinated for COVID-19, we are trying to shed some light on whether there is any bias when treating unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. We highlight several reports where some individuals or organizations displayed possible bias, whether implicit or explicit. We examine the legal and ethical implications of these biases and offer a general overview of how to tackle them.
Made use of COVID-19 consistent. Made color change to make figure more readable.
Jama, Abbas B.; Khedr, Anwar; Mushtaq, Hisham; Jain, Nitesh K.; Koritala, Thoyaja; and Khan, Syed Anjum
"Is There a Bias Toward Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients?,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 3:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.hcahealthcare.com/hcahealthcarejournal/vol3/iss3/2