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Titolo:
THE INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON PHYSICIAN PRACTICE STYLE
Autore:
BERTAKIS KD; HELMS LJ; CALLAHAN EJ; AZARI R; ROBBINS JA;
Indirizzi:
UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SACRAMENTO MED CTR,SCH MED,DEPT FAMILY PRACTICE,2221STOCKTON BLVD SACRAMENTO CA 95817 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SACRAMENTO MED CTR,DEPT INTERNAL MED SACRAMENTO CA 95817 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SACRAMENTO MED CTR,CTR HLTH SERV RES PRIMARY CARE SACRAMENTO CA 95817 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SACRAMENTO MED CTR,DEPT ECON SACRAMENTO CA 95817 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SACRAMENTO MED CTR,DIV STAT SACRAMENTO CA 95817
Titolo Testata:
Medical care
fascicolo: 4, volume: 33, anno: 1995,
pagine: 407 - 416
SICI:
0025-7079(1995)33:4<407:TIOGOP>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PRIMARY CARE; MEDICAL OUTCOMES; HEALTH SURVEY; PATIENT; CANCER; COMMUNICATION; SATISFACTION; PREFERENCE; RESIDENTS; SELECTION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
35
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Citazione:
K.D. Bertakis et al., "THE INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON PHYSICIAN PRACTICE STYLE", Medical care, 33(4), 1995, pp. 407-416

Abstract

As more women enter medicine, intriguing questions arise about how physician gender impacts practice style. To measure this influence in primary care encounters, 118 male and 132 female adult new patients, having no stated preference for a specific physician, were randomly assigned to university hospital primary care residents, and their initial encounters were videotaped. Forty-eight male and 33 female physicians participated. Patient health status was assessed before the visit with the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form General Health Survey. Physicianpractice style was evaluated by using the Davis Observation Code to analyze videotapes of each initial visit. Patient satisfaction with medical care was assessed with satisfaction questionnaires. Contrary to prior reports, the difference between male and female physicians in total time spent with patients was small and statistically insignificant,and diminished further when controlling for patient gender and healthstatus. Female physicians, however, were observed to engage in more preventive services and to communicate differently with their patients. These differences in practice style appear to explain partially the observed higher patient satisfaction scores for female physicians. Thisstudy underscores the importance of careful measurement and control of potential confounding factors in clarifying the impact of physician gender on practice style.

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