Invisible Populations

Term of the Month

Invisible Populations

Michael D. Abràmoff

June 1, 2024

Michael D. Abràmoff | June 1, 2024

Every month, ETAI will be sharing a term or concept of the month that is related to ethical issues in biomedical research. The term of the month is part of our module’s milestones relating to engagement and reflection on ethics with the AI-READI team.

Term of June 2024: Invisible Populations

A subset of the population that is not considered in healthcare clinical trials and are not considered in the data sets for new AI applications. This can lead to increased health disparities for invisible populations who may also not have consistent access to high-quality care. In order to improve patient outcomes across healthcare, invisible populations must be accounted for and included in clinical trials and considered in the solutions being created to increase patient access.