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Bland P. Suicide risk in doctors. Practitioner Oct 2019;263(1830):5

Suicide risk in doctors

24 Oct 2019Registered users

Male doctors have a lower suicide risk than the general male population, an analysis of English death registrations from 2011 to 2015 has found. However, the risk for female doctors is comparable with that of the general female population, although the male preponderance of suicide meant that there were in fact more than twice as many male as female doctor suicides. There are differences between specialties: compared with physicians, GPs are more than three times as likely to commit suicide.

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