Female Doctors vs. Male Doctors
I was watching a short informational video that contrasted female doctors with male doctors regarding efficacy and rate of pay. It said that female physicians may provide better care than their male counterparts, despite getting paid on average 8% less than the male doctors.
According to a Medicare study of more than 1,000,000 elderly patients who were admitted to hospitals, the patients who had female doctors had lower mortality rates and fewer readmissions. Medicare estimates that 32,000 fewer patients would die under a woman doctor's care.
Why? The women were more likely to practice evidence-based care and more patient-centered care. Female physicians also perform as well or better than male physicians on standardized exams. And yet they make 8% less in salary, on average.
So, the video concluded with this question: "Do you think female physicians deserve equal pay?"
My answer to this? No, they DON'T deserve equal pay. IF THEY ARE BETTER, THEY DESERVE BETTER PAY. Doesn't that make sense?
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