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Foreign trained doctors score well in comparison with US colleagues

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4158 (Published 03 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4158
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    Doctors in the United States who trained overseas performed as well as those who trained in the US, says a new study that looked at length of stay in hospital and mortality from congestive heart failure or acute myocardial infarction in Pennsylvania (Health Affairs 2010;29:8, doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0222).

    The retrospective observational analysis examined 244 153 hospital records coded for heart failure and acute myocardial infarction from 2003 to 2006. It categorised the 6113 attending physicians according to whether they trained at a medical school in the US (71%), were Americans who trained overseas (7%), or were foreign …

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