This is what one Harvard study is claiming, to the tune of thousands of fewer Americans dying every year if male physicians were as adept as females.
According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that within 30 days of arriving at the hospital, rates of death and re-admission for Medicare patients were significantly lower when the patient’s doctor was female compared to their male counterparts.
The study points out that this discrepancy could be due to a number of things, such as female physicians being more likely to provide preventative care and provide psychological counseling.
So, does this mean that male physicians are any less adept than female physicians?
Read more on this study and decide for yourself at The Atlantic.