Stemming the Risk of Disability Bias During the COVID-19 Pandemic – CHCS Blog

Authors:
Allison Hamblin, Center for Health Care Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of ethical dilemmas related to equal access to health care diagnostic and treatment services. In doing so, it is shedding light on many populations that are uniquely impacted and compromised by this public health crisis — including people with disability.

We recently spoke with CHCS Board member Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and based at the Health Policy Research Center-Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, to explore the treatment bias that people with disability may face in the current environment and consider [...]

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