Sympathy, empathy, and physician resource utilization

@article{Nightingale1991SympathyEA,
  title={Sympathy, empathy, and physician resource utilization},
  author={Dr. Stephen D. Nightingale and Paul R. Yarnold and Michael S. Greenberg},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={6},
  pages={420-423}
}
Objective:To test the hypothesis that physicians preferring a sympathetic over an empathetic response to a hypothetical patient’s misfortune will utilize more health care resources in the care of their patients. Design:Physicians were asked to select either the sympathetic response or the empathetic response to a hypothetical patient’s misfortune (death of… CONTINUE READING