Sunday, February 03, 2008

Quote of the Day: Does the Sex of Your Surgeon Matter?

In response to an article in the NY Times online today about a report from The Journal of the National Cancer Institute that suggest that whether a woman receives radiation treatment after breast cancer surgery may be influenced by the gender of her surgeon, a reader made the following provocative comment:

“It's a generalization, I know, but of all the different kinds of doctors I have had, the females have had overwhelmingly far better bedside manner. And better bedside manner makes for better treatment--it's the difference between being treated like human being and being treated like a GalaxoSmithKlineMerckProctor&Gamble Inc. pinata.”

Full article here; all the comments here.

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