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Racism: a fundamental driver of racial disparities in health-care quality

Racial disparities in health-care access, quality and outcomes are pervasive and persistent. Racism is a fundamental driver of racial disparities. Individuals and institutions in the health-care system must prioritize addressing racism as their professional responsibility through training, support and inclusion.

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Mateo, C.M., Williams, D.R. Racism: a fundamental driver of racial disparities in health-care quality. Nat Rev Dis Primers 7, 20 (2021).

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