I was SO excited when I read this article in the Wall Street Journal. It shared the results from a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 58,000 doctors in the US. Of those doctors, the female physicians had 32,000 less patients who died compared to their male colleagues. Previous studies suggest that this could be due to female physicians having stronger communication with their patients. Although the difference in deaths was modest, it still gives me hope that females, especially female physicians, are an important part of quality improvement in health care.
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