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Thank you again for the wonderful, thought-provoking conversations so far. To continue the discussions on race and medicine for day 8, this question has to do with addressing racism with established tools in quality improvement to allow institutions to be more effectively anti-racist.

Racism, sexism, and other forms of bias (experienced by the care provider and/or the patient) can negatively impact the delivery of care. As such, many have suggested that racism and bias in medical care are patient safety concerns and lead to errors, and should be addressed as such with similar tools. Is anyone familiar with the application of quality improvement and/or patient safety tools to the issues of racism, implicit bias, and/or discrimination? Does anyone have thoughts on how such an approach could be enacted within a hospital system?