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Analysis of consistency in emergency department physician variation in propensity for admission across patient sociodemographic groups.

Khidir H, McWilliams JM, O'Malley AJ, et al. Analysis of consistency in emergency department physician variation in propensity for admission across patient sociodemographic groups. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2125193. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.25193

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October 13, 2021
Khidir H, McWilliams JM, O’Malley AJ, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2125193.

While racial, ethnic, and gender biases have been widely documented at the system level, it has not been well documented at the individual physician level. This analysis of 4.5 million emergency department visits in the US showed variation in hospital admission rates among physicians, but an individual physician’s propensity to admit patients did not vary by patient sociodemographic group.

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Khidir H, McWilliams JM, O'Malley AJ, et al. Analysis of consistency in emergency department physician variation in propensity for admission across patient sociodemographic groups. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2125193. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.25193