The editorial in the February 2001 issue of the ARCHIVES regarding the terms race and ethnicity is welcome.1 It is indeed past time for the medical and scientific communities to lose the habit of uncritically using racial categories, which have no basis in biology. I propose a different emphasis, however. Race and ethnicity demand more, not less, attention in health services and public health research.
Laws MB. Race and Ethnicity in Biomedical and Health Services Research. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(8):972-973. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.8.972