Journal article

Endovascular treatment decision in acute stroke: does physician gender matter? Insights from UNMASK EVT, an international, multidisciplinary survey

Johanna Maria Ospel, Nima Kashani, Alexis T Wilson, Urs Fischer, Bruce CV Campbell, Pillai N Sylaja, Shinichi Yoshimura, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Francis Turjman, Peter Mitchell, Byung Moon Kim, Mathew P Cherian, Ji Hoe Heo, Blaise W Baxter, Anna Podlasek, Mona Foss, Bijoy K Menon, Mohammed A Almekhlafi, Andrew M Demchuk, Michael D Hill Show all

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differences in the treatment practice of female and male physicians have been shown in several medical subspecialties. It is currently not known whether this also applies to endovascular stroke treatment. The purpose of this study was to explore whether there are differences in endovascular treatment decisions made by female and male stroke physicians and neurointerventionalists. METHODS: In an international survey, stroke physicians and neurointerventionalists were randomly assigned 10 case scenarios and asked how they would treat the patient: (A) assuming there were no external constraints and (B) given their local working conditions. Descriptive statistics were use..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Stryker Inc through an unrestricted research grant to the University of Calgary. The company was not involved in the design, execution, analysis, and interpretation or reporting of the results.