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overyonder 20 December 2016 01:31 PM

Hospitalized patients treated by female physicians show lower mortality, readmission
 
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/pr...y-readmission/

Very interesting.

OY

ASL 20 December 2016 03:51 PM

I think these sections to highlgiht are important as they indicate some important controls were put into place:

Quote:

Previous studies have found differences in the way female and male physicians practice—for example, female physicians are more likely to adhere to clinical guidelines and provide more patient-centered communication—but this is the first national study to look at whether the differences in the way male and female physicians practice affect clinical outcomes.
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The association was seen across a wide variety of clinical conditions and variations in severity of illness. When the researchers restricted their analysis to hospitalists—physicians focused on hospital care, to whom patients are randomly assigned based on work schedule—the results remained consistent, suggesting that patient selection, in which healthier patients might choose certain types of doctors, didn’t explain the results.

overyonder 20 December 2016 04:36 PM

Would be interesting to compare this to other countries, too.

OY

jimmy101_again 20 December 2016 04:39 PM

Here is a link to the actual JAMA article;
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama...rticle/2593255


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