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Patients' Health Care Costs Unaffected by Doctors' Sex: Study
Date:3/18/2013

y in the health care provider workforce, which is an important aim both for social equity and to ensure that patients can choose providers they feel comfortable with," Jerant said in the news release.

"However, our findings clearly emphasize the importance of looking beyond gender to determine the patient and provider characteristics that can positively influence the process, quality and costs of care," he added.

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The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers tips for choosing quality health care.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, Davis, news release, March 13, 2013


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