Patient perceptions of emergency physicians: the gender gap still exists

Prince, Louise A., Pipas, Lauren, and Brown, Lawrence H. (2006) Patient perceptions of emergency physicians: the gender gap still exists. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31 (4). pp. 361-364.

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Abstract

This study examines whether female emergency physicians are less likely than male emergency physicians to be recognized by patients as physicians. A convenience sample of adult patients seen while a trained observer was on duty in an academic Emergency Department constituted the study population. After the first physician contact, the observer asked the patient if a physician had seen the patient yet. The observer recorded the physician's sex, the patient’s response, sex, age, and race. The frequencies that male and female physicians were recognized as physicians were compared. For the 184 physician-patient contacts evaluated, 98/105 (93.3%) of males were recognized as physicians and 62/79 (78.5%) of females were recognized as physicians. Females were significantly less likely than males to be recognized as physicians (chi-square, p = 0.003). Female emergency physicians are less likely than male emergency physicians to be recognized by patients as physicians.

Item ID: 18583
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: physicians; women; sex factors; attitudes toward health; emergency treatment
ISSN: 0736-4679
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 22:18
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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