Race and health care : problems with using race to classify, assess, and treat patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Warner , David C .
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dorn , Edwin
dc.creator Nitibhon , Atalie
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -11 -18T21 :25 :32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -11 -18T21 :25 :38Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :45 :12Z
dc.date.available 2010 -11 -18T21 :25 :32Z
dc.date.available 2010 -11 -18T21 :25 :38Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :45 :12Z
dc.date.created 2010 -05
dc.date.issued 2010 -11 -18
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1138
dc.description.abstract Though racial classifications may serve as a mechanism for identifying and correcting disparities among various groups , using such classifications in a clinical setting to detect and treat patient needs can be problematic . This report explores how medical professionals and researchers use race in health care for purposes of data collection , risk assessment , and diagnosis and treatment options . Using mixed race individuals as an example , it then discusses some of the problems associated with using race to group individuals , assess risk , and inform patient care . Finally , it discusses how certain components of personalized medicine , such as genetic testing , Electronic Health Records , and Rapid Learning Systems could help address some of the concerns that arise from the application of race in a health care setting .
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Race
dc.subject Health care
dc.subject Personalized medicine
dc.title Race and health care : problems with using race to classify , assess , and treat patients
dc.description.department LBJ School of Public Affairs
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text *
thesis.degree.name Master of Public Affairs
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Public Affairs
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.department LBJ School of Public Affairs
dc.date.updated 2010 -11 -18T21 :25 :38Z


Race and health care : problems with using race to classify, assess, and treat patients. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1138 .

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