Gender Bias in the ED

From Woman’s Day:

Kathi’s story highlights what experts call medical gender bias, which is when women are treated differently than men who have similar symptoms and conditions, or when they’re treated inappropriately for gender-specific conditions. While bias isn’t more likely to happen in the E.R. than in a doctor’s office, it can have devastating effects when decisions must be made quickly.

About one in five adults in the United States go to the emergency room at least once a year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And women are more likely than men to make an E.R. visit, so it’s imperative that you understand the ins and outs of what might happen so you can protect yourself.

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