White Docs on the Short End of One Racial Disparity

In an accompanying commentary, Joel C. Cantor, ScD, and Dawne M. Mouzon, PhD, both of Rutgers University, were skeptical of the results, suggesting that the Stanford group perhaps didn’t dig deep enough.

“Prior work has shown that primary care physicians experience more burnout than specialists and that physicians of minority racial/ethnic groups are more likely to practice primary care,” they wrote. “Therefore, it could be that controlling for specialty in the multivariate model masks the extent of burnout experienced by physicians from underrepresented groups compared with their white counterparts.”

MedPage, August 7, 2020