Patients Treated by Female Docs Have Lower Risk of Death

woman-doctor-blood-pressure-150629Older patients who are treated by female doctors after being admitted to a hospital may be slightly less likely to die within a month of their admission than those who are treated by male doctors, according to a new study.

Researchers found that patients who were treated by female doctors had a 4 percent lower risk of dying within a month of being admitted to a hospital than those who were treated by male doctors. Moreover, these patients were 5 percent less likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, the researchers found.

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