Women are better doctors but…

Na vsako manjkajoče mesto v besedilu vstavi ustrezno besedo iz spodnjega nabora. / Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box.

A new study from Harvard University shows that female doctors are slightly better than their male colleagues, but get __________ (1) less. Researchers looked at more __________ (2) three million medical records. Around half of these (1.5 million) were hospitalizations, and the other half were for readmissions (people who had to stay in hospital a second time). The __________ (3) of hospital patients who had to return to hospital, or who died, was lower if the doctor was female. Mortality rates (the number of people who died) were 15.02 per cent and readmission rates were 11.07 per cent for female doctors, compared __________ (4) 15.57 per cent mortality and 11.49 per cent readmission rates for patients of male doctors.

The researchers did not give a reason why women __________ (5) better care to patients. __________ (6), researcher Dr. Ashish Jha did give a figure for the number of lives that could be saved in the USA if male doctors __________ (7) as well as female doctors. Dr Jha said: “We estimate that approximately 32,000 __________ (8) patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same [results] as female physicians every year.” He also said that it was wrong that men got more income than women, especially because women were better __________ (9) their jobs. Dr Jha added: “We need to understand why these differences exist…and figure out __________ (10) to translate it to the [wider] population of physicians.”

1 payed paied paid
2 than then like
3 percent procentage percentage
4 by from with
5 proved provided prescribed
6 But However Because
7 performed made were
8 less fewer more
9 with at on
10 who why how


(Adapted from breakingnewsenglich.com on 23 December 2016)

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