Male to female ratio in almost every professional field is dominated by men and doctors are no exceptions-women doctors are only one-third of the total physicians’ population although there are almost equal admission seats sought by boys and girls during college admission. The best twist to this tale is that, elderly people hospitalized for treatment receive better care and cure under a female physician compared to a male physician. That’s something to cheer for the male-dominated female society! Even more, such patients were less likely to be readmitted or die in the 30 days following discharge when treated by a female physician.
Patients often choose the doctor based on the doctor’s gender. But this is the first-of-the-kind research that suggests that a female physician is the most-effective one to treat any patient. Female doctors face discrimination and disparity in the male-dominated medical field on various fronts-pay scale, promotion, recognition and authority. Such research results might help the medical and healthcare sector to value female physicians and look at them as an integral part of the team. Yet another case of discussion is whether obese doctors can help obese patients lose weight? This discussion is a must-know one and for more details on this, please visit the website www.firsteatright.com.
We cannot point out any loopholes and discard this study as unjustifiable or unclear as it was a large one-nearly 1.6 million people were analyzed for death within 30 days and another 1.6 million admissions were analyzed for readmission within 30 days. Although the result shows minor differences they were constantly favorable to female physicians:
The Big Question of ‘Why?’
Result favors female physicians and serves as an eye-opener for the medical community, but this also brings out the most important question-What is the difference in the practice method of female and male physicians that lead to better outcomes for women doctors? Researchers did think upon some of the most-suited reasons:
Getting answers to these questions are important. Meanwhile, instead of defending the male population or opposing the study, it is better to observe the behaviors that these female physicians exhibit and motivate all physicians to follow them.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.