Why it’s better to choose a female physician for your health problems

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.12.20

Female doctors are more dependable then their male colleagues. At least, that is what the data from a recent Harvard study indicates. After having analyzed 1.5 million medical records of Americans in the over-65 age range, after one month from the first hospital admission, there were 4% less cases of death and 5% less cases of readmission, for patients who had been under the care of female doctors, as compared to patients who had been followed by a male doctor. According to the research published in Jama Internal Medicine, the higher performance of female doctors depends on two key factors: female physicians conduct more thorough visits and they tend to follow protocols and hospital regulations more rigorously.

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