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Female doctors save more lives

If male doctors were more like female doctors, 32,000 fewer deaths would occur annually, new research suggests. The exact reason why, however, remains unclear, The Wall Street Journal reports. The study, published in the journal JAMA International Medicine, included more than 58,000 physicians who treat Medicare enrollees. They found that even when female doctors treated sicker patients, like those with sepsis, pneumonia, acute renal failure, and arrhythmia, mortality rates were lower than those of male physicians. 

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