Female Surgeons Likely Have Better Result Than Male

Ngebray.com,- In a recent study, researchers found that the patients of female surgeons tend to have lower death rates, fewer complications, and lower readmissions to the hospital a month after their procedure. The study involved all of the people in Ontario, Canada who had operations from 2007 to 2015, more than 104,000. Patients of female surgeons were 4% less likely to die.

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Another study researching female internists attributes similar results to the female doctors’ ability to communicate and engage with their patients and their adeptness at collaborating with colleagues. The same factors possibly linked to female internists could also play a role among surgeons. Also, generally only the best women at the craft become surgeons in the typically male dominated field.

However, gender shouldn’t be a factor in deciding which surgeon should be in charge of your next operation.