Addressing Disparities in Diabetes Using Temporal Fairness Models


Tang C. (first author). In Preparation. “Addressing Disparities in Diabetes Using Temporal Fairness Models.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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To address disparities in diabetes, we optimized a one-step feedback delayed model to evaluate three fairness criteria (i.e., maximum utility, equal opportunity, demographic parity) in 459,280 real-world diabetes cases. Temporal fairness models can help foresee the impact a fairness criterion would have if enforced as a constraint in a classification system. Our main finding is that disparities exist as utility-maximizing results in relative harm but that this might be mitigated with an unconstrained utility objective.
The abstract has been accepted for virtual Discover Brigham 2020.
Last updated on 03/11/2021