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UK report reveals bias within medical tools and devices

Experts say action needed as report finds minority ethnic people, women and those from deprived backgrounds at risk of poorer healthcare

Minority ethnic people, women and people from deprived communities are at risk of poorer healthcare because of biases within medical tools and devices, a report has revealed.

Among other findings, the Equity in Medical Devices: Independent Review has raised concerns over devices that use artificial intelligence (AI), as well as those that measure oxygen levels. The team behind the review said urgent action was needed.

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