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A new from Harvard University shows that female doctors are better than their male , but get paid . Researchers looked at more than three million records. Around half of these (1.5 million) were hospitalizations, and the other were for readmissions (people who had to stay in hospital a time). The percentage of hospital who had to return to hospital, or who died, was lower if the doctor was female. Mortality (the number of people who died) were 15.02 per cent and readmission rates were 11.07 per cent for female doctors, compared with 15.57 per cent mortality and 11.49 per cent readmission rates for patients of doctors.

The researchers did not give a why women provided better to patients than men. However, researcher Dr. Ashish Jha did give a for the number of lives that could be saved in the USA if male doctors performed as as female doctors. Dr Jha said: "We estimate that 32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the [results] as female physicians year." He also said that it was that men got paid more than women, especially because women were at their jobs. Dr Jha added: "We need to understand why these differences exist…and figure out how to translate it to the [wider] of physicians."

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