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Women in medicine: Status cannot be the driver

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 23 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:743
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner (
  1. Glasgow G20 9DR

    EDITOR—With reference to Heath's editorial on women in medicine,1 what does “status” mean and how relevant is it to those of us deemed to be in “low” status work, such as family practice?

    Simply to express status in terms that are measurable, such as pay, job position, and head counts, does not address the …

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