The effect of physician characteristics on clinical behavior : cesarean section in New York State.
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 cesarean section.
Crude cesarean section rates, cross-tabulations, and probit regressions all show physician characteristics to influence cesarean section rates significantly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Césarienne, Technique obstétricale, Accouchement, Femme, Homme, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Prise décision, Epidémiologie, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cesarean section, Obstetrical technique, Delivery, Woman, Human, New York, United States, North America, America, Health staff, Physician, Decision making, Epidemiology, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0014451
Code Inist : 002B20G02. Création : 199406.