NINA B. WOODSIDE, M.D., M.P.H.
A recent paper from Australia, "Outstanding Medical Graduates in 1972" by Ione Fett (1), brings a refreshing change with its comparisons made by sex and by personal and social responsibilities outside of practice (for example, marriage and parenthood) rather than the usual medical manpower analyses. The researcher, an anthropologist, reports on a survey of the work patterns in 1972 of Australian physicians, in cohorts of five-year intervals since graduation, spanning 50 years. The research is significant in that there was a response rate of 81% from a study population of 3760, an achievement virtually impossible in surveys of physicians in
WOODSIDE NB. Women Too Often on the Fringes. Ann Intern Med. ;82:418–420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-418
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):418-420.
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