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Impacts of the Removal of Race-Correction in Lung Pulmonary Function Tests on Lung Surgery

August 22, 2023

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Presented by Health Lab

Currently, the use of race correction for African Americans assumes a 10-15% deficiency in lung function compared to White Americans. Are there ill effects that could accompany these assumptions? Sidra Bonner, M.D., M.P.H, M.S., discusses the impact of race correction in pulmonary function tests for African American patients.

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