Respiratory physicians placing too much emphasis on gender when diagnosing IPF
By Nicola Garrett
24 Feb 2020
Respiratory physicians place too much emphasis on gender when diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), leading to overdiagnosis in men and underdiagnosis in women, international research reveals. To investigate whether biases pertaining to biological sex exist in establishing a diagnosis of ILD, researchers from the UK and Canada asked 404 respiratory physicians from 706 countries to ...