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Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

If male doctors were as good as their female counterparts at caring for older people in the hospital, about 32,000 fewer patients a year would die. What do female doctors do better than men?

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Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

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