Doctor Suicides

US Issues

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

I recently watched a rerun of House, a TV show about a hospital diagnostic team (great show – worth your time). In one episode, one of the doctors on the team inexplicably commits suicide.

Today, I read an article by a doctor, who just started following my blog, talking about physician suicide. I was very surprised to find out that doctors “die by suicide at twice the rate of their patients….The fact is each year we lose over 400 doctors to suicide—that’s like an entire medical school gone,” according to physician, Pamela Wible.

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