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Doctors who kill themselves: a study of the methods used for suicide.

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Medical practitioners have a relatively high rate of suicide. Death entry data for doctors who died by suicide or undetermined cause between 1979 and 1995 in England and Wales were used to compare methods used for suicide by doctors with those used by the general population. Methods used were analysed according to gender, occupational status and speciality, to assess the extent to which access to dangerous means influences the pattern of suicide. Self-poisoning with drugs was more common in t...

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10.1093/qjmed/93.6.351

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
93
Issue:
6
Pages:
351-357
Publication date:
2000-06-05
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:1279dc60-8df6-4dca-9038-386f459eddd4
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168210
Local pid:
pubs:168210

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