Medical device errors led to COVID treatment delay for Black patients, study says

As we continue to navigate the tripledemic of COVID-19, RSV, and the flu, local health leaders are raising concerns over a key medical device that often determines if a sick patient is hospitalized or not. https://abc7ne.ws/3wi5onE

Sutter Health and Oakland-based Roots Community Health Clinic argue in a paper recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that a device that measures the amount of oxygen in your blood may not be accurate for patients with darker skin tones and that key difference leads to a five hour delay in treatment for Black patients.

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