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prostatemphathy

prostatemphathy
 n.— «“The percentage of inappropriate PSA screening increased significantly with the age of male health care providers,” they continue. “The cause of these sex and age differences is not clear. It is possible that, as they age, male health care providers increasingly empathize with their older male patients over prostate cancer concerns. Their ‘prostatemphathy’ may then lead to more aggressive screening in these older male patients.”» —“Study identifies characteristics of clinicians likely to order inappropriate prostate screenings” EurekAlert July 9, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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