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Results and Implications of the AMA-APA Physician Mortality Project

Results and Implications of the AMA-APA Physician Mortality Project In response to several House of Delegates resolutions and Council on Scientific Affairs recommendations, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have completed a joint study on physician suicide. Comprehensive interviews were conducted with surviving relatives and friends of 142 physicians who died by suicide and 101 physicians who died of causes other than suicide. The latter group, matched to the suicide group according to sex and age, served as a control sample. Bivariate relationships were found between several variables and risk for suicide, and all were examined in a multivariate framework. A preliminary profile of the physicians who took their own lives showed that they more often made prior suicide attempts, verbalized suicidal intentions, self-prescribed psychoactive drugs, and suffered financial losses. (JAMA 1987;257:2949-2953) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Results and Implications of the AMA-APA Physician Mortality Project

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JAMA , Volume 257 (21) – Jun 5, 1987

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1987 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1987.03390210097033
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Abstract

In response to several House of Delegates resolutions and Council on Scientific Affairs recommendations, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have completed a joint study on physician suicide. Comprehensive interviews were conducted with surviving relatives and friends of 142 physicians who died by suicide and 101 physicians who died of causes other than suicide. The latter group, matched to the suicide group according to sex and age, served as a control sample. Bivariate relationships were found between several variables and risk for suicide, and all were examined in a multivariate framework. A preliminary profile of the physicians who took their own lives showed that they more often made prior suicide attempts, verbalized suicidal intentions, self-prescribed psychoactive drugs, and suffered financial losses. (JAMA 1987;257:2949-2953)

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 5, 1987

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