Fifty Percent of Physicians Admit Bias

Fifty Percent of Physicians Admit Bias

According to Medscape's Lifestyle Report 2017, fifty percent of physicians admit that they hold biases about certain patient groups, but only 16 percent said that it got in the way of patient care.

Different factors like weight and intelligence can cause feelings of bias towards patients. However, according to the study, not all biases had an entirely negative connotation.

How do you feel about patient bias? Is it human nature to hold biases? Does it have a negative effect on patient care? Should physicians be held to a higher standard than the rest of Americans?

Read moreĀ about this at Becker Hospital Review.

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