Implicit Physician Biases in Periviability Counseling Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Fetal Growth Retardation
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Infant, Small for Gestational Age
  • Neonatal Screening

abstract

  • Building on previous demonstrations of unconscious racial and socioeconomic biases among physicians and their predictive validity, our results suggest that unconscious socioeconomic bias influences recommendations when counseling at the limits of viability. Physicians who display a negative socioeconomic bias are less likely to recommend resuscitation when counseling women of high socioeconomic status. The influence of implicit socioeconomic bias on recommendations at periviability may influence neonatal healthcare disparities and should be explored in future studies.

publication date

  • June 2018

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.070

PubMed ID

  • 29571927

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 109

end page

  • 115.e1

volume

  • 197