A better prescription for algorithms

Last week, doctors and staff at Stanford University’s hospital protested against an algorithm used to determine priority for COVID-19 vaccines.  The algorithm skipped front-line doctors in favor of high-level administrators and doctors who are not likely to treat COVID-19 patients. Out of 5,000 scheduled vaccines, only seven were reserved for […]

Medical Algorithms Have a Race Problem

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. When Vanessa Grubbs first met Eli about a decade ago, he was a muscular man in his 50s. Grubbs, a doctor at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, was treating him for membranous nephropathy, a kidney condition that can lead […]