A third of GI physicians admit to having patient bias — What characteristics trigger it? 10 statistics

Around 32 percent of gastroenterologists admit to having biases toward specific types or groups of patients, according to Medscape Gastroenterology Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout.

Here are the patient characteristics that trigger bias in GI physicians:

•    Emotional problems — 73 percent
•    Weight — 52 percent
•    Intelligence — 47 percent
•    Language differences — 34 percent
•    Insurance coverage — 23 percent
•    Age — 18 percent
•    Income level — 12 percent
•    Race — 10 percent
•    Level of attractiveness — 8 percent
•    Gender — 4 percent

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