August 5, 2010

FREELOADERS:

Doctors Educated Outside U.S. Outperform Home-Grown Physicians (Pat Wechsler, Aug 3, 2010, Bloomberg)

U.S. patients of doctors who went to medical school outside the country and weren’t American citizens had a 9 percent lower death rate on average than those whose doctors trained at home, a study showed.

The report, published today in the August issue of Health Affairs, tracked the performance of primary-care doctors, internists and cardiologists in 244,153 hospitalizations involving congestive heart failure or heart attacks.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2010 5:50 AM
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