The effect of patients' sex on physicians' recommendations for total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Borkhoff2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of patients' sex on physicians' recommendations for total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Cornelia M. Borkhoff and Gillian Hawker and Hans Kreder and Richard H. Glazier and Nizar N. Mahomed and James G. Wright},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2008},
  volume={178 6},
  pages={681-7}
}
BACKGROUND The underuse of total joint arthroplasty in appropriate candidates is more than 3 times greater among women than among men. When surveyed, physicians report that the patient's sex has no effect on their decision-making; however, what occurs in clinical practice may be different. The purpose of our study was to determine whether patients' sex affects physicians' decisions to refer a patient for, or to perform, total knee arthroplasty. METHODS Seventy-one physicians (38 family… CONTINUE READING
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