Measuring Racial Inequities in COVID-19 Testing

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This study adapted a well-established tool for measuring inequity from economics—the Lorenz curve—to measure racial inequities in COVID-19 testing.

Author: Aaloke Mody, M.D., of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.32696)

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