Physicians have long provided care free of charge or at a reduced rate as a professional courtesy to other physicians and their families.
We conducted a stratified national mail survey to assess the extent to which this practice has changed in recent years.
Using the American Medical Association's 1991 master list of physicians, we selected a random sample of 4800 practicing physicians from 12 direct-care specialtien.
These physicians were asked about their current policy and opinions regarding professional courtesy.
Of the 2224 respondents, 2127 (96 percent) offered professional courtesy, defined as providing free or discounted health care to physicians and their families.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evolution, Homme, Médecin, Attitude, Professionnel, Courtoisie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evolution, Human, Physician, Attitude
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0104358
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.