Surgery Bias Based on Gender? It Could Be True!

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Fla., While we have made significant progress in our country toward gender, racial and ethnic equality, women still face the challenge of bias in nearly all stages of their lives. Teachers will more often call on boys in the classroom. Women CEO's are few and far between. However, gender-based inequity also reaches into another sector not widely discussed -- health care. Research suggests that a patient's gender may affect a physician's recommendation. This can have a serious impact on one's quality of life -- especially for women living with osteoarthritis.

 

 

Huffington Post By Dr. Mary O’Connor   4/5/12

Tags: gender bias, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Research

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