Patients Get Better Results When Treated by Female Surgeons

From a Wall Street Journal story by Julie Wernau headlined “Female Surgeons Get Better Results Than Their Male Counterparts”:

In a male dominated industry, female surgeons spend more time in the operating room and their patients endure fewer postoperative complications.

That’s the conclusion of two research studies published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. Researchers found better outcomes for patients treated by female surgeons in the sweeping reviews of millions of procedures in Canada and Sweden.

In the first study, 17 researchers in the U.S. and Canada followed the outcomes for 1.2 million patients in Canada undergoing common surgeries between 2007 and 2020.