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Choose Your Doctor Wisely May 17, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.
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…and don’t forget to discriminate against his/her age:

The age of your doctor may impact the quality of the care you receive—and even cut your chances of survival—researchers report in the British Medical Journal.

Harvard researchers looked over data on more than 700,000 hospital admissions of elderly patients cared for by nearly 19,000 physicians between 2011 and 2014. They found that mortality rates crept up in step with physician age.

Seems like 60 is the age when things get interesting:

MortalityRatesvsPhysiciansAge

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1. Jimbro - May 17, 2017

“…more than 700,000 hospital admissions of elderly patients cared for…”

Simple solution: Elderly doctors take care of younger patients who are healthier and have a better chance of surviving!

2. digitalbrownshirt - May 18, 2017

That probably figures into it. Considering how many new doctors work in hospitals, while many of them will go on to their own practices as they gain experience. I will say that the worst doctor I’ve ever had was probably in his late 60’s. I think it was because he was an a-hole, not because he was old. He’s the only doctor that I’ve ever fired as my primary care physician.


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