Suicide rate of women doctors in US is twice that of other working women

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:961
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The proportion of female doctors who kill themselves is twice that of other working women, finds a study of self inflicted deaths in 26 US states over nine years.

    No overall difference was shown between male doctors and men in other jobs in the proportion who committed suicide—although among men over the age of 45 years the proportion was higher in doctors, the study …

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