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Rate of hysterectomy is lower among female doctors and lawyers' wives

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1417a (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1417
  1. Gianfranco Domenighetti, Heada,
  2. Antoine Casabianca, Economista
  1. a Cantonal Health Office, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

    Editor—In his editorial on the bill resulting from hysterectomy R J Lilford cites a study by Bunker and Brown, carried out 27 years ago.1 The results of this study support his statement that the prevalence of hysterectomy among doctors' wives showed no difference from that among controls matched for social class.2 The results were seriously flawed by the role of American economic barriers to medical care for the whole population due to lack of a universal health insurance.

    We conducted a similar study in a homogeneous fee …

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