Year: 2016 Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology.(2016).DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.1778 SIEC No: 20160112

The suicide rate for physicians is higher than that of any other professionÑin the past year,more than 400 physicians have committed suicide.1,2 Physicians have a far higher suicide completion rate than does the general public; the most reliable estimates range from 1.4 to 2.3 times the rate in the general population, perhaps, in part, because of their greater knowledge of and better access to lethal means. The medical community could benefit from the creation of more opportunities for physicians to express and refresh themselves through creativity and camaraderie.