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Patients treated by female surgeons see better results, studies find
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1.2 million patients in Canada receiving 25 common surgeries between 2007 and 2019 "adverse postoperative outcomes" — a term encompassing medical complications, readmission to hospital, and death rate 90-day mark, 12.5% of patients operated on by female surgeons had experienced adverse postoperative
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  • 1.2 million patients in Canada receiving 25 common surgeries between 2007 and 2019
  • "adverse postoperative outcomes" — a term encompassing medical complications, readmission to hospital, and death rate
  • 90-day mark, 12.5% of patients operated on by female surgeons had experienced adverse postoperative outcomes, compared to 13.9% of patients treated by male surgeons.
  • one year mark, 20.7% of patients treated by female surgeons experienced a postoperative event, compared to 25% of those treated by male surgeons.
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