Fewer deaths and complications with female physicians?

From Reuters:

Elderly hospital patients may be less likely to die prematurely or be readmitted for serious complications when they’re treated by female physicians, a U.S. study suggests.

With female doctors, patients had 4 percent lower odds of dying within a month after being admitted to the hospital and a 5 percent smaller chance of repeat hospitalizations within the first month after leaving the hospital, the study found.

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