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Women are better doctors but get paid less






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A study says female doctors are better than male doctors, but get less pay. Researchers looked at three million medical records. The numbers of people who stayed in hospital a second time or who died were lower if the doctor was female. Death rates were 15.02% for patients of female doctors and 15.57% for male doctors.

Researchers did not say why women gave better care. They said it was important to know why. One researcher said, "32,000 fewer patients would die" in the USA each year if male doctors worked like female doctors. He said it was wrong that male doctors got paid more than female doctors. He said women were better at their jobs.

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