Association of US Nurse and Physician Occupation With Risk of Suicide

Source avec lien : JAMA Psychiatry, 78(6), . 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0154

L’objectif de cette étude était d’estimer l’incidence nationale du suicide chez les infirmières et examiner les caractéristiques des suicides d’infirmières par rapport aux médecins et à la population générale.

Importance Nurses are the largest component of the US health care workforce. Recent research suggests that nurses may be at high risk for suicide; however, few studies on this topic exist. Objectives To estimate the national incidence of suicide among nurses and examine characteristics of nurse suicides compared with physicians and the general population. Design, Setting, and Participants This retrospective cohort study used US data from 159 372 suicides reported in the National Violent Death Reporting System from 2007 to 2018. With the use of workforce denominators, sex-specific suicide incidence estimates were generated among nurses, physicians, and the general population (age, ≥30 years). Associations between clinician type and method of suicide and results of toxicology examination at death were calculated, adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics. Statistical analysis was performed from October 16, 2020, to January 10, 2021.

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