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  1. Preventive care for women : does the sex of the physician matter ?

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Emphasis on ensuring women's access to preventive health services has increased over the past decade.

    Relatively little attention has been paid to whether the sex of the physician affects the rates of cancer screening among women.

    We examined differences between male and female physicians in the frequency of screening mammograms and Pap smears among women-patients enrolled in a large Midwestern health plan.

    Methods

    We identified claims for mammography and Pap tests submitted by primary care physicians for 97,962 women, 18 to 75 years of age, who were enrolled in the health plan in 1990.

    The sex of the physician was manually coded, and the physician's age was obtained from the state licensing board.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Exploration clinique, Radiodiagnostic, Dépistage, Médecin, Indication, Mammographie, Glande mammaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Sex, Female, Clinical investigation, Radiodiagnosis, Medical screening, Physician, Indication, Mammography, Mammary gland

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0606470

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.