TITLE

Sex matters: gender disparities in quality and outcomes of care

AUTHOR(S)
Bierman, Arlene S.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/4/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 12, p1520
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on sex and gender disparities in intensive care use in Canada. He argues that critically ill women 50 years and older were less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) than critically ill men. He mentions that women are at increased risk for receiving suboptimal care for serious illness. The author believes that factors like patient-level, provider-level and system-level lead to observed sex and gender inequalities in quality of care for serious illness.
ACCESSION #
27603094

 

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