Differences in clinical communication by gender

  title={Differences in clinical communication by gender},
  author={Virginia Elderkin-Thompson and Howard Waitzkin},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
R esearchers have reported contradictory findings regarding gender bias in diagnosis and treatment . The majority of fmdings indicate no such bias, bu t a sizable l i terature exists indicat ing tha t physicians make more diagnostic errors and initiate less-aggressive interventions with women than with men. 1-1s Recent changes, such as making t rea tment protocols more sex-specific and including women in major drug trials, have reduced the disparity in t reatment , bu t they have not el… CONTINUE READING


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