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ERIC Number: ED170820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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Close Encounters of the Medical Kind: Attitudes Toward Male and Female Physicians.
Ross, F. Susan Ackerman; Sochat, Nancy
To assess patient preferences for male as opposed to female physicians, 120 adults were asked to complete a questionnaire. The results indicated that preference for male versus female physicians was influenced by three factors: gender of respondent, nature of the clinical complaint, and specified physician attributes. Overall, the responses suggested a preference for same-gender physicians. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 5-7, 1979)