The effect of physician characteristics on clinical behavior: cesarean section in New York State.

@article{Tussing1993TheEO,
  title={The effect of physician characteristics on clinical behavior: cesarean section in New York State.},
  author={Arlon R. Tussing and Martha A. Wojtowycz},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={1251-60}
}
This study examines 65,784 obstetric deliveries occurring in 1986 in New York State, attended by 1740 different physicians. Cesarean section rates, and rates of reporting of dystocia and fetal distress, are calculated by physicians' year of graduation from medical school, U.S. or foreign medical graduate (FMG), physician sex, board certification, and professorial appointment. Probit regressions are estimated, in which the dependent variable is whether an individual delivery is vaginal or… CONTINUE READING

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