Year: 2009 Source: Journal of the Formosa Medical Association, v.108, no.4, (April 2009), p.328-332 SIEC No: 20100055

Using national physician insurance data from January 2000-April 2008, this study explored the association between physicians’ suicide & their characteristics. The majority of suicide cases occurred among physicians in their 40s. More suicides were reported among physicians serving in the community, living in urban areas, & from specialties such as general practice, family practice, psychiatry, & surgery. Future efforts should focus on exploring the causes & possible interventions for physician suicide. (10 refs.)