Do Patient Race and Sex Change Surgeon Recommendations for TKA? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Decision Making
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • After orthopaedic surgeons viewed video scenarios of patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis, patient race and sex were not associated with a different likelihood of a surgical recommendation. Our findings support the notion that patient race and sex may be less influential on decision making when there are strong clinical data to support a decision. Physician bias may have a greater effect on decision making in situations where the indications for surgery are less clear.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4294909

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11999-014-4003-1

PubMed ID

  • 25337976

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 410

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 473

number

  • 2