Addressing gender imbalance in intensive care Academic Article uri icon

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  • AbstractThere is a large gender gap in critical care medicine with women underrepresented, particularly in positions of leadership. Yet gender diversity better reflects the current critical care community and has multiple beneficial effects at individual and societal levels. In this Viewpoint, we discuss some of the reasons for the persistent gender imbalance in critical care medicine, and suggest some possible strategies to help achieve greater equity and inclusion. An explicit and consistent focus on eliminating gender inequity is needed until gender diversity and inclusion become the norms in critical care medicine.


  • Vincent, Jean-Louis
  • Juffermans, Nicole P
  • Burns, Karen
  • Ranieri, V Marco
  • Pourzitaki, Chryssa
  • Rubulotta, Francesca

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  • December 2021