Race and Risk Adjustment in a National Cardiac Surgery Registry

Seminar Series

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 01:30
BERD Core Seminars

Abstract: The inclusion of race in clinical risk prediction algorithms is controversial due to the scientifically imprecise nature of racial categories and concern that such tools will exacerbate racial inequities. Medical professional societies are increasingly wrestling with these issues as they develop models to inform shared decision making and measure healthcare provider quality. This talk will explore the inclusion of race in risk models using examples from a national cardiac surgery registry.

Sean OBrien, PhDSean O'Brien, PhD 
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke University School of Medicine




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