3 Ways to Mitigate Implicit Bias in the Exam Room

Concrete steps that can be taken to make patients more comfortable in the exam room.

from AMA Wire

Bias can be explicit and intentional, or implicit and unintentional. But when a physician senses that bias may be affecting patient care, there are some concrete actions that can be taken to make patients feel more comfortable in the exam room.

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Who Treats You Matters

Some ER doctors are three times more likely than others to prescribe opioids.

from STAT

Whether patients leave a hospital emergency room with a prescription for opioid painkillers may well depend on one, often random factor: which doctor treats them. And a new study suggests that chance encounter can have far-reaching impact, possibly setting up some patients to become long-term users of the drugs.

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