2022 Consensus Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Developing an Emergency Medicine Research Agenda for Addressing Racism Through Healthcare Research. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Davis, J., Sanchez, L. D., Jarman, A. F., Macias-Konstantopoulos, W., Newberry, J., Patel, S., Hess, E., Burner, E. 2023


Racism in emergency medicine healthcare research is pervasive but often underrecognized. In order to understand the current state of research on racism in emergency medicine healthcare research, we developed a consensus working group on this topic, which concluded a year of work with a consensus-building session as part of the overall Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Consensus Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: "Developing a Research Agenda for Addressing Racism in Emergency Medicine," held on May 10, 2022. In this manuscript, we report the development, details of pre-conference methods and preliminary results, and the final consensus of the Healthcare Research Working Group. Preconference work based on literature review and expert opinion identified 13 potential priority research questions that were refined through an iterative process to a list of 10. During the conference, the subgroup used consensus methodology and a "consensus dollar" (contingent valuation) approach to prioritize research questions. The subgroup identified three research gaps: remedies for racial bias and systematic racism, biases and heuristics in clinical care, and racism in study design, and we derived a list of six high-priority research questions for our specialty.

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