Your doctor’s political views may influence how he or she talks to you about abortion and marijuana, a new study finds.
Surveying more than 200 primary care doctors in several states, Yale University researchers found that Republican and Democratic physicians respond differently to politically sensitive health issues such as abortion, marijuana use and firearm safety.
The findings suggest that even a presumably objective, science-based field such as medicine is not safe from the spillover of personal political beliefs, which, research has shown, can affect anything from consumer spending to dating to hiring.
There are clear differences in how doctors said they would advise patients on medical issues like abortion, drug use and safety.
A new study finds that if you mention a hot-button issue like abortion or guns, what the doctor tells you might depend on how he votes.
How a doctor votes may influence how they treat their patients, a new study suggests
Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes … Click to Continue »