Who gets repeat screening mammography: the role of the physician
To determine rates of, and explore physician factors associated with, repeat mammography, administrative data for 791 women aged 50 years and older were examined. Three-fourths of the women (73%) received repeat mammography (i.e., a second mammogram was obtained within six to 18 months of the first). Provider factors associated with higher repeat mammography rates were: being a woman, practicing in the women's health group rather than the general internal medicine service, and being a fellow or an attending physician (p-values < 0.01). Patients of women attendings/fellows had higher repeat mammography rates than did those of men attendings/fellows, men residents, and women residents. Characteristics (gender, level of training) of providers strongly influence their patients' screening behavior.
Risa B. Burns, Karen M. Freund, Arlene S. Ash, Michael Shwartz, Lisa Antab, and Ruth E. Hall. "Who gets repeat screening mammography: the role of the physician" Journal of general internal medicine 10.9 (1995).
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