Study: Female Doctors Provide Better Patient Care
They’ve got that special something. A new Harvard study of 1.6 million Medicare hospital visits found that patients of female doctors do better than those treated by men, with elderly patients 4 percent less likely to die and 5 percent less likely to be re-admitted. The research claims 32,000 fewer Americans — among Medicare patients alone — would die every year if male doctors saw the same results as their female colleagues. Yet female physicians constitute just one-third of the workforce and average $19,879 lower salaries than their male counterparts.