April 11, 2011
This study examined the role of bias in treatment decisions close to 1,000 physicians chose hypothetical treatments for colon cancer and avian flu the physicians either chose a treatment they would want for themselves or made a recommendation for a patient.
November 1, 2010
This article, from a supplement to the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, assesses the state of the medical profession. The authors emphasize the tension between a physician's self-interest and care of the patient in an increasingly commercialized health system.