American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Elimination of Race-Based Medicine

“In a powerful new call to action, the American Academy of Pediatrics demands critical self-evaluation and fundamental changes in the practice of medicine to end long-standing inequities in health care.

In a new policy statement, “Eliminating Race-Based Medicine,” pre-published online May 2, 2022, in Pediatrics, the AAP observes that race is a historically derived social construct that has no place as a biologic proxy. Over the years, the medical field has inaccurately applied race correction or race adjustment factors in its work, resulting in differential approaches to disease management and disparate clinical outcomes.”

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