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Foreign-born doctors give equal care in US

The New York Times, August 3, 2010

Patients treated by foreign-born doctors who trained in other countries fare just as well as people treated by doctors educated in the United States, a new study has found. But the results are not as good when the doctor is an American who went to medical school overseas and then returns to practice, the researchers determined. In that situation, patients with heart disease have longer hospital stays and slightly higher death rates. Graduates of foreign medical schools now make up a quarter of all the practicing doctors in the United States.