Female and Male Physicians: Different Practice Profiles: Will increasing numbers of female GPs affect practice patterns of the future?

Can Fam Physician. 1991 Jan:37:72-81.


In a descriptive study using provincial billing profiles, women physicians were found to perform fewer services, see fewer patients, and earn less. Their practices included relatively more female patients and were less likely to include emergency room duty, assists at technical or surgical procedures, visits outside the office, obstetrical care, or after-hours services. Women provided more psychotherapy and counseling, ordered more laboratory tests, and generated higher laboratory costs than the men.