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FDA issues alert on ‘limitations’ of pulse oximeters, without explicit mention of racial bias

23 Feb, 2021 | 02:03h | UTC

FDA issues alert on ‘limitations’ of pulse oximeters, without explicit mention of racial bias – STAT

FDA Safety Alert: Pulse Oximeter Accuracy and Limitations: FDA Safety Communication – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Related: “Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement”. In two large cohorts, Black patients had nearly three times the frequency of occult hypoxemia that was not detected by pulse oximetry as White patients – New England Journal of Medicine (study and commentaries)

 


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