Do physicians attend to base rates? Prevalence data and statistical discrimination in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To examine whether physicians attend to gender prevalence data in diagnostic decision making for coronary heart disease (CHD) and to test the hypothesis that previously reported gender differences in CHD diagnostic certainty are due to discrimination arising from reliance on prevalence data ("statistical discrimination"). DATA SOURCES A vignette… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2009.01022.x

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