How a diverse dataset
can help close the
racial pain gap

“The current standard system… was developed more than 50 years ago in white populations.”

“Machine learning models trained on diverse datasets were better at predicting pain and narrowing the racial and socioeconomic pain gap.”

“Using the algorithmic predictor that was trained on the diverse dataset, more black patients would be eligible for knee surgery.”

“Rather than learn from the doctor, the algorithm was learning from the patient.”

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