Another Thought about Choosing a Doctor

Seriously, you need to think about this.  We all do.  Patients of female doctors have better survival rates.

“There was ample evidence that male and female physicians practice medicine differently,” said Ashish Jha, MD, professor of health policy and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “Our findings suggest that those differences matter and are important to patient health. We need to understand why female physicians have lower mortality so that all patients can have the best possible outcomes, irrespective of the gender of their physician.” Dr. Jha was a senior author of a landmark 2016 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that examined how differences in the way male and female physicians practice affect clinical outcomes. In the study, better patient outcomes were linked to care from female physicians.

[Source: Becker’s Hospital Review; JAMA is the acronym for the Journal of the American Medical Association]


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