A new study from Harvard University shows that female doctors are slightly better than their male colleagues, but get paid less. Researchers looked at more than three million medical records. Around half of these (1.5 million) were hospitalizations, and the other half were for readmissions (people who had to stay in hospital a second time). The percentage of hospital patients who had to return to hospital, or who died, was lower if the doctor was female. Mortality rates (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 male doctors.
The researchers did not give a reason why women provided better care to patients than men. However, researcher Dr. Ashish Jha did give a figure for the number of lives that could be saved in the USA if male doctors performed as well as female doctors. Dr Jha said: "We estimate that approximately 32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same [results] as female physicians every year." He also said that it was wrong that men got paid more than women, especially because women were better at their jobs. Dr Jha added: "We need to understand why these differences exist…and figure out how to translate it to the [wider] population of physicians."
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1. Mortality rates (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 male doctors.
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2.We need to understand why these differences exist…and figure out how to translate it to the [wider] population of physicians.
They're trying to figure out the politics of this whole situation.
来自哈佛大学一项新的研究显示，女医生的表现比男医生更好一些，但是薪资却更低。研究人员查看了超过300万条医疗记录 。大约一半的是住院治疗，另外一半是再次入院 。如果主治医生是女性，病人二次入院或死亡的比例较低 。女医生诊治的病人死亡率为15.02%，再次入院率为11.07% 。而男医生诊治的病人死亡率为15.57%，再次入院率为11.49% 。
研究人员并未给出女医生比男医生提供更好的医护的原因。然而，研究员Ashish Jha医生给出了一个数据，如果美国的男医生像女医生表现那么好，有许多生命可以得到挽救 。Jha表示：“我们估计如果男医生的医术像女医生那样，每年的死亡人数可以减少大约3.2万 。”他还表示，男医生的薪资比女医生更高，这是错误的，尤其是女医生在工作中的表现比男医生更好 。Jha医生补充说：“我们需要理解为何存在这种差异，并查明这种现象在更广泛的人群中是否存在 。”