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Study: "Unconscious" Racial Bias Among Doctors Linked To Poor Communication With Patients, Dissatisfaction With Care

The Lund Report
New evidence that physician attitudes and stereotypes about race, even if unconscious, affect the doctor-patient relationship in ways that may contribute to racial disparities in health care

March 16, 2012 -- Primary care physicians who hold unconscious racial biases tend to dominate conversations with African-American patients during routine visits, paying less attention to patients' social and emotional needs and making these patients feel less involved in decision making related t

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