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Table 4 Influence of Masculinity feminity within the medical consultation in primary care

From: Identification of cultural determinants of antibiotic use cited in primary care in Europe: a mixed research synthesis study of integrated design “Culture is all around us”

Masculine societies Feminine societies References
The patient should not be ill, the patient needs to return to work/activity very quickly. The patient can be ill and this can excuse absence from work/activity [13]
Antibiotics are regarded as a vital medicine to get back to work as quickly as possible which is felt as a priority. Antibiotics are not regarded as a vital medicine and getting back to work as quickly as possible is not felt as a priority. [13]