Thank you for reading's breaking news stories.

Do Immigrant Doctors Provide Better Care Than U.S. Medical Graduates?

 article about Do Immigrant Doctors Provide Better Care Than U.S. Medical Graduates?
A study published by British Medical Journal shows that patients treated by doctors from foreign medical schools may have better chance of surviving that those treated by doctors graduated from U.S. medical schools. According to the study those patients having a foreign doctor had a 5% lower chance of dying.

The study was conducted by Yusuke Tsugawa, Anupam B. Jena, Ruth L. Newhouse, E. John Orav, and Ashish K. Jha from Harvard Medical School. They analysed the data of 1.2 million patients in the U.S and found that people with (non US-born) doctor graduated from an international medical school had slightly better chance of survival compared patients under U.S. medical school graduate.

One thing that has to be noted here is the fact that the differences were very small between the two groups and it doesn't mean that if your doctor is a foreigner, you will survive and if local, you'r not.

However, it is some food for thought.

have your say

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Additional info

Some of our content may be related to gambling.

get in touch

You can contact us via the email you can find on our contact page, via telegram @thecheers, or through our The Cheers Facebook page. No real point in contacting us through The Cheers Twitter account.