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Doctors' age linked to mortality risk for older patients

Patients aged 65 or over treated by older doctors in US hospitals were slightly more likely to die than those treated by younger doctors, except when high volumes of patients were being treated, a study has found.
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Patients aged 65 or over treated by older doctors in US hospitals were slightly more likely to die than those treated by younger doctors, except when high volumes of patients were being treated, a study has found

Patients aged 65 or over treated by older doctors in US hospitals were slightly more likely to die than those treated by younger doctors, except when high volumes of patients were being treated, a study has found.

A team led by Yusuke Tsugawa at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston found that for every 77 such patients treated by doctors aged 60 or over, one fewer patient would have died within 30 days of admission if they had been cared for by a medic aged less than

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