Additional Information on Physicians for Human Rights

* In the mid-2000s, PHR lamented the “racial and ethnic stereotyping and bias in medical care” occurring in the United States “across the full spectrum of disease categories and medical and surgical procedures.” “The pervasive if sometimes unconscious discrimination,” added PHR, “is part of a health care system that leaves 40 million Americans without health insurance, and guarantees that U.S. minorities live sicker and die younger than whites.” By PHR’s reckoning, “discrimination endangers not only patients, but also the egalitarian commitments and ethics of medicine …”

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