Disparities and Health Equity

The differences in ability to access health care and in health outcomes across the population.

Racial Bias in Mortality Prediction Scores

Mar. 31, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to face many uncomfortable realities. As critical care physicians, my colleagues and I work in intensive care units (ICUs) that have grown to accommodate the large numbers of patients who have become seriously ill from COVID-19 during the past year. However, the specter of scarcity has been looming. We know that a day may come when there are not enough ICU beds or ventilators for all the patients who need them.