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Are Online Reviews of Physicians Biased Against Female Providers?

  title={Are Online Reviews of Physicians Biased Against Female Providers?},
  author={Avijit Thawani and Michael J. Paul and Urmimala Sarkar and Byron C. Wallace},
Patients increasingly seek out information regarding their healthcare online. Online reviews of caregivers in particular may influence from whom patients seek treatment. Are these sources biased against female providers? To address this question we analyze a new dataset of online patient reviews of male and female healthcare providers with respect to numerical ratings and language use. We perform both regression and (data-driven) qualitative analyses of language via neural embedding models… 

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