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Risk of suicide in medical and related occupational groups: a national study based on Danish case population-based registers.

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BACKGROUND: Suicide risk may be elevated in 'medical' occupational groups, although results of studies are inconsistent. National data are required to examine this issue. It is also important to investigate the possible contribution of psychiatric disorder and access to specific suicide methods. METHODS: In a nested case-control design we used data from Danish national registers for 1981-2006 to examine risk of suicide in nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons comp...

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10.1016/j.jad.2011.05.044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Mellanby, RJ More by this author
Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
134
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
320-326
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:ebbeeb30-6692-4059-b56f-c8746d96e3ba
Source identifiers:
168328
Local pid:
pubs:168328

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