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Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Raising awareness about implicit racial bias and unequal treatment.

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updated: Oct 20, 2017


Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY), a community-based grassroots patient safety organization, has been addressing racial disparities in healthcare across Long Island and New York. And they do exist: according to healthcare accrediting organization The Joint Commission, “There is extensive evidence and research that finds unconscious biases can lead to differential treatment of patients by race, gender, weight, age, language, income and insurance status.”

Founded in 1996, Pulse began listening to and sharing patients’ stories of obstacles to safe care following the founder’s year-long training in patient safety through the National Patient Safety…

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