Racially Biased Oxygen Readings Could be Putting Patients at Risk

December 16, 2020

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Healthcare practitioners use pulse oximeters to measure patients’ percentage of oxygen in the blood, which helps them make vital treatment decisions. A new study conducted by Michigan Medicine Researchers found that pulse oximeters may be less accurate in Black patients than White patients.

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