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Wellness Wednesday: Inaccurate Pulse Oximeters Readings For African Americans

Pulse Oximeter meter on a finger
Stefan Bellini
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A recent study showed pulse oximeters are three times more likely to give inaccurate readings of blood oxygen levels in African-American patients.

The small, inexpensive devices clip to the fingertip and have been relied on heavily by physicians making treatment decisions for people with COVID-19.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: what the new report means for Black and Hispanic Americans already disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.


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