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Racial-Ethnic Biases, Time Pressure, and Medical Decisions.
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PMID:  22811465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study examined two types of potential sources of racial-ethnic disparities in medical care: implicit biases and time pressure. Eighty-one family physicians and general internists responded to a case vignette describing a patient with chest pain. Time pressure was manipulated experimentally. Under high time pressure, but not under low time pressure, implicit biases regarding blacks and Hispanics led to a less serious diagnosis. In addition, implicit biases regarding blacks led to a lower likelihood of a referral to specialist when physicians were under high time pressure. The results suggest that when physicians face stress, their implicit biases may shape medical decisions in ways that disadvantage minority patients.
Irena Stepanikova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health and social behavior     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2150-6000     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0103130     Medline TA:  J Health Soc Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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