Ethnic Disparities in Publicly-available Pulse Oximetry Databases

Fatemeh Sinaki, Rabab Ward, Derek Abbott, John Allen, Richard Fletcher, Carlo Menon, Mohamed Elgendi

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Inaccuracies have been reported in pulse oximetry measurements taken from
people who identified as Black. Here, we identify substantial ethnic disparities in
the population numbers within 12 pulse oximetry databases, which may affect
the testing of new oximetry devices and impact patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number59
Number of pages5
JournalCommunications Medicine
Issue number1
Early online date27 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2022

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  • Biomarkers
  • Diagnostic markers
  • Public health


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