Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development
Conscious & Unconscious Biases in Health Care
Module 2: The Impact of Bias
What the Literature is Telling Us
Key Themes from the Literature
Bias Among Practitioners
Quick Check Quiz
The training physicians receive to use scientific data and processes limits the impact of bias in health care.
Physicians are generally not well aware of the impact of bias and discrimination in health care.
Even if a physician is very careful in what he/she says to patients, their patients may still be able to pick up on bias.
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