About The Study: In this study of 3,069 patients in the intensive care unit, there were differences in supplemental oxygen administration between Asian, Black, and Hispanic patients and white patients that were associated with pulse oximeter performance and may contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in care. Further research is needed to confirm these findings and explore other clinical factors associated with treatment disparities.
Authors: Eric Raphael Gottlieb, M.D., M.S., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.
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