The influence of gender on physician practice style.

  title={The influence of gender on physician practice style.},
  author={Klea D Bertakis and L. Jay Helms and Edward J. Callahan and Rahman Azari and John Adam Robbins},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={33 4},
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… CONTINUE READING

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