April 18th, 2021

Podcast 276: Pay attention to the structural barriers that contribute to clinical inequity — Karol Watson

In this, our second conversation on race and clinical equity, Dr. Karol Watson of UCLA offers her observations on what she’s observed as a cardiologist trying to deal with treatment plans for patients who’ve lost their health insurance or have had to go to a plan that doesn’t cover what’s needed.

She reminds us that tagging people as “non-compliant” would often be better expressed as “unable to afford.”

Let me know what you think, please, at jelia@nejm.org

Running time: 10 minutes

One Response to “Podcast 276: Pay attention to the structural barriers that contribute to clinical inequity — Karol Watson”

  1. JoB Cortés O says:

    I congratulate Dr. Karol Watson of UCLA. “Unable to afford” is the grave that sums up her lapidary diagnosis of the world’s health disparity.

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