Variations in sick-listing practice among male and female physicians of different specialities based on case vignettes.

@article{Englund2000VariationsIS,
  title={Variations in sick-listing practice among male and female physicians of different specialities based on case vignettes.},
  author={Lars Englund and G{\"o}sta Tibblin and Kurt Sv{\"a}rdsudd},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={48-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyse the influence on sick-listing of speciality and sex of the prescribing doctor and of patients' way of presenting their problem. DESIGN A sample of 360 general practitioners (GPs), 180 psychiatrists and 180 orthopaedic surgeons were presented case vignettes and asked to fill in a sick certificate for each case. The cases were chosen to reflect common causes of sick-listing in Sweden. The vignettes for each case were presented in three versions with uniform biomedical… CONTINUE READING

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