Agism as Explanation for Sexism in Provision of Thrombolysis
Hannaford, Philip C.
Kay, Clifford R.
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1994 Sep 3; 309(6954): 573.
Evidence exists that physicians manage coronary heart disease less aggressively in women than in men, even though heart disease in women may be more severe. We assessed whether thrombolysis is provided on a different basis in men and in women....In all, 545 patients received thrombolysis in hospital (62%)....Initially, the women seemed less likely than the men to be given thrombolysis....The difference, however, was explained by the confounding effect of age: the women tended to be older than the men, and age was an important determinant of the provision of thrombolysis. Adjustment for age removed the effect of sex....
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