Residency

Study examines the causes of resident deaths

Residency Program Insider, June 2, 2017

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To better understand the rates and causes of death among residents, researchers analyzed data on nearly 382,000 residents enrolled in more than 9,900 ACGME-accredited residency programs from 2000-2014. The results of their study were recently published in Academic Medicine and found that during that time period, there were 324 reported resident deaths. Overall, the leading causes of those death were neoplastic diseases (e.g., central nervous system malignancy and breast cancer) and suicide, which claimed 80 and 66 lives, respectively. Suicide were found to most likely occur in the first and second years of training during the first and third quarters of the academic year.

Source: Academic Medicine

 



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