In the push to improve care for patients with the most complex health needs, many providers and payers turn to risk-prediction tools that use an algorithm to determine which patients need more intense care management. But what if researchers found that “a widely used algorithm, typical of this industry-wide approach and affecting millions of patients,” exhibits significant racial bias by assigning black patients the same level of risk as white patients even when they are far sicker?
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