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Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
Date:3/10/2008

onsider surgery, as well as the potential benefits of early treatment," Borkhoff concluded.

"Acknowledging that a gender bias may affect physicians' decision-making is the first step toward ensuring that women receive complete and equal access to care. The next step is to develop creative interventions that address these disparities in health care," principal investigator Dr. James Wright, a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine's Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and Surgeon-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children, said in a prepared statement.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE; University of Toronto, news release, March 10, 2008


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