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UK review to examine ‘systemic bias’ in design of medical devices


Government-commissioned review will consider whether existing regulations are sufficient for devices such as oximeters

An independent review is to examine potential systemic bias in the design of medical devices and the impact on patients from different ethnicities.

The government-commissioned review will look at devices currently on the market—such as oximeters, which measure oxygen levels—to identify potential discrepancies in how they work for different ethnic groups.

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