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[N] Algorithm used to identify patients for extra care is racially biased

https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/ethics/racial-bias-found-in-algorithms-that-determine-health-care-for-millions-of-patients

The algorithm was performing its task correctly — it accurately predicted future health costs for patients to determine which ones should get extra care. But it still ended up discriminating against black patients.

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