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If you’re a woman and you’re having a heart attack, you may want to have a female physician treat you.
 
That’s the read-between-the-lines message from a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article. Women treated by male doctors for a heart attack have an 86.6% survival rate compared with 88.1% for men treated by female doctors, according to a study by a Harvard Business School researcher and colleagues.
 
Male doctors did a better job if they were more experienced in treating women with heart attacks—and if they worked in hospitals that have more female doctors.
 
The Atlantic

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