Published in The Lancet, this commentary highlights the importance and complexity of collecting high-quality race and ethnicity data from populations to inform better healthcare and public health interventions and policies.
The collection of high-quality data on race and ethnicity is essential for identifying inequalities and uncovering patterns of potential disadvantage and racism that might otherwise remain insidious. Its importance was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic; in the UK, researchers uncovered stark ethnic inequalities and translated these findings into policy.
This commentary was a collaborative effort led by Professor Rohini Mathur of Queen Mary University of London.
Read the full commentary at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)02490-4/fulltext