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Women, Minorities More Likely to Get MD of Choice

Emergency physicians are more likely to honor the requests of women and racial minorities to see a doctor of their same gender, race, or religious background, a University of Michigan Health System-led study shows. One-third of the 176 physicians surveyed at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly said patients perceive they get better care from racial, gender, or ethnic matching, even though there is no evidence to support that perception.

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