Racism among US health-care providers may affect treatment

Patients from minority groups in the United States may face interpersonal racism that can affect their medical care, a joint review by researchers at Melbourne and Deakin Universities has found.

In the world-first, the researchers reviewed 37 studies on racism among health-care providers, mostly from America. They found 26 of the studies showed evidence of racist attitudes and practices in clinicians.

Lead researcher Mandy Truong said the review provided evidence racism exists among health-care providers, and highlighted the need for more to be done to counter it.

Read more at University of Melbourne, Deakin University