Excerpt from BizPacReview
Written by Frieda Powers
Your next visit to the doctor may find you getting medical advice that is influenced by your doctor’s political affiliation.
A new study revealed that patient advice may actually be different depending on whether the doctor is a registered Republican or Democrat, the Daily Mail reported. On politicized medical issues like abortions and marijuana use, the doctor’s medical advice seemed to correlate with political views, according to a Yale University study released Monday.
“We don’t leave things at the door,’ Yale psychiatrist and co-author of the research, Dr. Matthew Goldenberg, said. “Both patients and practitioners should be aware that there are these biases.”