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Incidence of alcohol-related deaths in the veterinary profession in England and Wales, 1993-2005

Abstract:

It has recently been shown that the proportional mortality ratio for suicide by veterinarians is one of the highest of all occupational groups. The reasons for this alarming statistic are unclear although it has been postulated that alcohol or drug misuse may be significant risk factors which contribute towards the high incidence of suicide within the profession. However, there have been few studies on alcohol misuse by veterinarians and so the aim of this study was to investigate the inciden...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.04.006

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Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Department:
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies,Division of Veterinary Clinical Studies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
The Veterinary Journal Journal website
Volume:
181
Issue:
3
Pages:
332-335
Publication date:
2009-09-05
DOI:
ISSN:
1090-0233
URN:
uuid:ea26349b-a1ef-4948-831b-99044d28109d
Local pid:
ora:3411
Language:
English
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