Racial categories in medical practice: a failure of evidence-based practice?

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Ellison, George T. H, Smart, Andrew, Tutton, Richard, Outram, Simon M, Ashcroft, Richard and Martin, Paul (2007) Racial categories in medical practice: a failure of evidence-based practice? PLoS Medicine, 4 (9). pp. 1434-1436. ISSN 1549-1277

Abstract

This Perspective discusses the following new Essay published in PLoS Medicine: Braun L, Fausto-Sterling A, Fullwiley D, Hammonds EM, Nelson A, et al. (2007) Racial categories in medical practice: How useful are they? PLoS Med 4(9): e271. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040271 In this Essay, the authors address the question of whether it is good medical practice for physicians to “eyeball” a patient’s race when assessing their medical status.

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Article number e287

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23943
DOI https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0040287
Official URL http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/fetchObject.ac...
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0604 Genetics
Current > FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ethnicity, ethnic groups, races, ethnic epidemiology, culture, global health, health care policy, health services, social researchers, definition, standardisation, context-specific attributive markers, biomedicine, biomedical journals, United States National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, WHO, anthropology
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