Male doctors more likely to be subject to complaints

Does doctor gender influence the likelihood of medicolegal complaints? An Australian study published in this month’s MJA found that male doctors are 1.56 times more likely to be currently involved in a medicolegal matter:

“Our logistic regression analysis showed that there does appear to be a difference between male and female doctors, even after adjusting for other factors, with males being 1.56 (95% CI, 1.14–2.14) times more likely to be involved in a current medicolegal matter.”

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