Women Doctors May Be Better For Patients’ Health
Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians
“Women physicians are more likely to do evidence-based medicine, and follow clinical guidelines,” noted Ashish Jha, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and one of the study’s co-authors. “They are more likely to communicate in a way patients report is more effective.”
Conclusions and relevance: Elderly hospitalized patients treated by female internists have lower mortality and readmissions compared with those cared for by male internists. These findings suggest that the differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians, as suggested in previous studies, may have important clinical implications for patient outcomes
Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians - PubMed
Elderly hospitalized patients treated by female internists have lower mortality and readmissions compared with those cared for by male internists. These findings suggest that the differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians, as suggested in previous studies, may have important ...
Women Doctors May Be Better For Patients' Health
When a patient goes to the best hospital, he or she usually hopes for a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced. Something else to wish for? A woman physician. That's because female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and keeping them healthy long-term, according to findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
"Almost 40% of women physicians go part-time or leave medicine altogether within six years of completing their residencies."
“When you invest more than a decade of your life to learn a skill and you’re willing to walk away from that early in your career, that’s more than a red flag. It’s a burning fire.” - Sasha Shillcutt, MDUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
Why women leave medicine
By the time Ali Novitsky was in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to be a doctor. Inspired by her physician father who practiced medicine from their home in upstate Pennsylvania, Novitsky, along with her two brothers, stepped in as apprentices from the time they were old enough to hold a stethoscope - and all three children became doctors.
Citizenship Tasks and Women Physicians: Additional Woman Tax in Academic Medicine?
Citizenship tasks are described as uncompensated work-related duties that require dedicated time, often performed while at work but sometimes done during off-hours.
Women are better at managing people and organizing things and hence they end up doing more citizenship tasks for free.
Citizenship Tasks and Women Physicians: Additional Woman Tax in Academic Medicine? - PubMed
Background: Our aim was to evaluate differences in reported citizenship tasks among women physicians due to personal or demographic factors and time spent performing those tasks for work. Materials and Methods: Attendees of a national women physician's leadership conferen ...
Impact of Covid-19 - Women in Healthcare are at a Breaking Point
In the past year, countless women — physicians, nurses and care workers — say the coronavirus crisis has driven them to leave the workforce or dramatically scale back their professional commitment
And as a matter of fact, women lost more jobs (in almost all sectors) and they are not recovering from it.
Women in health care haven't recovered from pandemic job loss
Women have lost more jobs than men across nearly every health care sector
Women in healthcare are at a breaking point-and they're leaving
Julie Conboy Russo had been a nurse for almost 40 years. She didn't want to leave the field, but she didn't feel she had a choice. In November, COVID-19 cases were climbing nationally. Russo, who at the time worked in a long-term care facility in New York, had been lucky.
Gender Differences in Compensation Anesthesiology
Compensation for anesthesiologists showed a significant pay gap that was associated with gender even after adjusting for potential confounding factors, including age, hours worked, geographic practice region, practice type, position, and job selection criteria.
Gender Differences in Compensation in Anesthesiology in the United States: Results of a National Survey of Anesthesiologists - PubMed
doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005676. Online ahead of print. 1 From the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. 2 Department of Analytics and Research Services, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Schaumburg, Illinois. 3 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.