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  1. Medical student suicide, 1989-1994.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Studies examining suicide rates for medical students have yielded conflicting data.

    This article addresses medical student suicide from August 1989 through May 1994.

    Method 

    Telephone interviews were conducted with a representative from each U.S. medical school, generally the dean of student affairs.

    If a suicide had occurred, information regarding demographic characteristics, psychiatric or substance abuse history, means of suicide, month, and presence of a suicide note was obtained.

    Results 

    Responses were obtained from 101 (80%) of 126 U.S. medical schools.

    Responding schools reported 15 suicides by medical students from August 1989 through May 1994.

    Fourteen were by men.

    Six suicides were committed during the third year of medical school, and four occurred during the fourth year.

    Six students left notes, and nine of 13 had psychiatric histories.

    Conclusions 

    The results demonstrate a lower suicide rate than that found in previous studies and emphasize the need for standardized reporting methods.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Etudiant, Médecine, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Etude longitudinale, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Student, Medicine, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, Follow up study, Health staff, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0215645

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.