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Irish GPs do not look after their own health

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7179.284c (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:284
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The first study of self care among Irish doctors suggests that they make inadequate provision for their own medical care, are reluctant patients, and self treat frequently.

    The study of 76 doctors–GP specialist trainees, GPs, and hospital consultants–showed that only three quarters of respondents were registered with a general practitioner (a personal friend in 33% of cases, a partner in their practice in 17%, and a spouse …

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