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dc.creatorNitibhon, Atalie
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-18T21:25:32Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-18T21:25:38Z
dc.date.available2010-11-18T21:25:32Z
dc.date.available2010-11-18T21:25:38Z
dc.date.created2010-05
dc.date.issued2010-11-18
dc.date.submittedMay 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1138
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThough 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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectHealth care
dc.subjectPersonalized medicine
dc.titleRace and health care : problems with using race to classify, assess, and treat patients
dc.date.updated2010-11-18T21:25:38Z
dc.description.departmentLBJ School of Public Affairs
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentLBJ School of Public Affairs
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Affairs
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Affairs


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