How an Algorithm Blocked Kidney Transplants to Black Patients

How an Algorithm Blocked Kidney Transplants to Black Patients

October 2020

Researchers at Penn Medicine, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s found that a third of Black patients in their study, more than 700 people, would have been placed into a more severe category of kidney disease if their kidney function had been estimated using the same formula as for white patients. Study author Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, comments.

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