Physicians rank most prestigious diseases

Norwegian physicians weighed in on the diseases they deemed most prestigious in three surveys conducted in 1990, 2002 and 2014, according to New York Magazine.

Social Science & Medicine published a paper that found results were consistent across the years when physicians ranked 38 categories of disease on a prestige scale from one to nine.

The diseases varied in placement across the surveys.

The top prestigious diseases across all three surveys include:
●    Leukemia
●    Brain tumors
●    Myocardial infarctions

The least prestigious diseases include:
●    Fibromyalgia
●    Depression
●    Anxiety
●    Cirrhosis of the liver

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