Patients treated by female doctors more likely to survive than those by men: study

Wednesday 21 December 2016 4 weeks ago 45   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : Patients seem to have a lesser chance of expiring or being readmitted to the hospital when treated by female doctors rather than their male counterparts, according to a new study. The research claims that female doctors provide lower-quality care because of greater domestic responsibilities. Further it also points towards how preposterous the average $20,000 gender pay gap in the profession is. The study was conducted at Harvard University by public health researchers, which covered three-year records of patients aged 65. According to the research, it was concluded that patients were likely to be readmitted to the hospital or die within 30 days of treatment from a male physician. It is to be noted that the study did not dwell in the reasons responsible for better treatments by female doctors. However, researchers kept in view previous studies that showed better medical standardised tests, more time spent communicating with patients, along with a higher tendency to put in use best-practices. Researchers only perased the outcome of physicians’ gender; but, were unable to claim the assurance that female physicians caused lesser deaths. However, if a direct relationship is assumed, they said. Approximately 32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians every year.