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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1982 March; 32(236): 167–169.
PMCID: PMC1972274

The effect of the doctor's sex on the doctor-patient relationship


The differences between male and female doctors are investigated, and what patients expect from their doctors is examined. Some conclusions are drawn from the preferences which patients express for male and female doctors and from the different outcomes of male and female doctor-patient interactions.

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