Better Hospital Outcomes with Younger Treating Physicians?

January 13, 2018
Susan Kweskin
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.

References:

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: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1797