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[Correspondence] Adequate clinical practice limited by the ethnic French taboo

Satisfactory clinical practice should incorporate a proper understanding and recording of information provided by patients about their sex, gender, ethnic background, beliefs, and social practices.1 Such factors are relevant for adequate disease management and preventive care. Health-care workers aware of such parameters are more likely to better identify and address acute and chronic illnesses by using individually tailored strategies.