The influence of patient sex, provider sex, and sexist attitudes on pain treatment decisions.

@article{Hirsh2014TheIO,
  title={The influence of patient sex, provider sex, and sexist attitudes on pain treatment decisions.},
  author={Adam T. Hirsh and Nicole A. Hollingshead and Marianne S. Matthias and Matthew Bair and Kurt Kroenke},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={551-9}
}
UNLABELLED Research suggests that patient sex, provider sex, and providers' sexist attitudes interact to influence pain care; however, few empirical studies have examined these influences. We investigated sex (patient and provider) differences in pain treatment and the extent to which providers' sexist attitudes were associated with these differences. Ninety-eight health care providers (52% female) completed the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory and made treatment ratings for 16 computer-simulated… CONTINUE READING
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