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Charity care not tied to faith beliefs

American Medical News, October 29, 2009

Physicians who consider themselves religious are not more likely to care for the poor than doctors with no religious affiliation, according to a new study. "The most religious are no more likely to care for the underserved than are the least religious. That to me was both a surprise and a disappointment," said lead author Farr A. Curlin, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.