On Hot-Button Issues, Doctors Don’t Keep Politics Out Of Exam Room
A new study finds that on certain topics — like abortion, marijuana use and gun control — physicians' political views influence how they treat their patients.
Los Angeles Times:
The Care You Get From Your Doctor May Depend On His Or Her Political Views
Even in our increasingly partisan society, you might have figured that your doctor’s office would be neutral territory. But that just goes to show how naive you are. A new study from researchers at Yale University details significant differences in the way primary care physicians from across the political spectrum approach medical issues that touch on hot-button topics, such as abortion and gun control. (Kaplan, 10/3)