Research from Low-Income Countries Faces Bias

A new study suggests that Western physicians hold strong biases toward medical research coming from prestigious Western academic institutions compared to that from institutions in low-income countries and these biases appear to be independent of the actual research. Presented with abstracts of research papers that were identical except for the author identification, physicians in the study rated the relevance of the research and the strength of the evidence as much as 25% more highly when they were led to believe the papers came from Harvard or Freiburg Universities than they did when the papers were labeled as coming from universities in Ethiopia or Malawi.

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