I did not make that claim that this was generally applicable across age groups.Let's see, the study was about elderly patients, and you use that as proof that blacks in general are not following the treatment plan. Was that what you were trying to say? If not, then why not just state that this study only applies to elderly patients?
They included this in the paper:
Health care providers should adopt a culturally sensitive, patient-centered approach to identifying and addressing barriers to adherence.
You realize that the paper is pushing the fact that there needs to be positive interaction between the patient and the health care provider to have a positive outcome, whereas the paper that I had presented before pointed out that blacks have had more negative interactions? So what is your point out of this? Mine is that health care providers should provide more understanding rather than just ignore what is being presented as symptoms.
BTW no comments about the lack of COVID testing?
The study literally says that it is only applicable to that age group.
This is the second time you're asserting the exact same claim neither I, nor the study made.
Interesting that you pulled out the item that health care providers should have different approaches, and consider patient culture in their interactions. It's almost like they're saying you can't simply treat everyone the same.
That's actually my point, different populations need to be treated differently. However that isn't implicit biased, it's simply proper patient centered care. If you get a patient with elevated hCG, it suggests dramatically different medical conditions.
So what is it, purposeful culturally sensitive patient centered care, or implicit (ie unconsious) bias?
My position is that health care providers should provide proper patient centered care, and when they do, it isn't necessarily due to implicit bias. In light of the fact that they get equivalent outcomes, according to your study, I'd say it is most likely the former.
I'm not going to comment on anecdotal stories, there are lots of them, from every perspective. They don't prove systematic problems. If you had aggregate data showing a problem, we could discuss. But that data doesn't seem to exist.
Finally if there was such pervasive, and systematic racism and implicit bias, why can't you seem to find much evidence of it?