Better Hospital Outcomes with Younger Treating Physicians?

January 13, 2018
Susan Kweskin

Can a physician's age affect treatment outcome? It did in this study of hospitalized elderly patients.

In this study, outcomes among hospitalized elderly patients had a direct correlation with the age of the treating physician. Several possibilities may explain this finding.


1. Tsugawa Y, Newhouse JP, MacArthur JD, et al. Physician age and outcomes in elderly patients in hospital in the US: observational study. BMJ. 2017;357 doi: