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Suicide in doctors
  1. T J P Verberne
  1. 14 Crampton Crescent, Rosanna, Victoria, 3084 Australia; verberne@melbpc.org.au

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    Hawton and colleagues1 found that, relative to the general population, NHS female doctors had about twice the expected suicide rate, whereas NHS male doctors had about half the expected suicide rate. They concluded that, “the excess risk of suicide of female doctors in the NHS workforce is an important pattern that should be carefully monitored. This is especially so in the light of increasing numbers of women coming into medicine.” (299). In …

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