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Foreign-trained docs: Does the care they provide measure up?

Patients (and let’s be honest, some health care pros) worry that physicians trained overseas may not provide the same level of care as U.S.-trained docs. Should they be concerned?

Short answer: No.

A recent study found that doctors who trained overseas and were not U.S. citizens when they entered medical school, had significantly lower mortality rates among their patients, compared to U.S. citizens trained in the U.S. and U.S.-born doctors who trained overseas.

The study looked at more than 244,000 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania, for patients suffering from heart attacks or congestive heart disease.

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