Accession Number : ADA322380

Title :   The Role of Physician Gender in Variation in Breast Cancer Care.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 95-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MEDICAL CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Freund, Karen M.

PDF Url : ADA322380

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The primary aim of this study is to investigate how physician gender influences care for breast cancer patients. Secondly, we wish to examine the independent and joint influences of physician characteristics, including geographic region, race, experience, and specialty, and patient characteristics including race, age socioeconomic status, comorbidities, and mobility on breast cancer care. Recent data have shown that physician sex is a strong predictor of health services that women receive as patients. This study will build on our previous work on patient characteristics that are factors to appropriate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women aged 65 and older.

Descriptors :   *PHYSICIANS, *SELECTION, *BREAST CANCER, MOBILITY, DECISION MAKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), RACE(ANTHROPOLOGY), PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, WOMEN, SEX, HUMAN RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE