Patient-physician gender concordance and increased mortality among female heart attack patients

    Seth Carnahan
    Seth Carnahan

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018.

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    gender disparityheart attacksmortalitypatient advocacypatient–physician gender concordance

    Abstract:

    We examine patient gender disparities in survival rates following acute myocardial infarctions (i.e., heart attacks) based on the gender of the treating physician. Using a census of heart attack patients admitted to Florida hospitals between 1991 and 2010, we find higher mortality among female patients who are treated by male physicians. ...More

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