Better Hospital Outcomes with Younger Treating Physicians?

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: