Testing a Strategy to Identify Incidence of Nurse Suicide in the United States

@article{Davidson2018TestingAS,
  title={Testing a Strategy to Identify Incidence of Nurse Suicide in the United States},
  author={Judy E. Davidson and Amy R. Stuck and Sidney Zisook and James A. Proudfoot},
  journal={JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration},
  year={2018},
  volume={48},
  pages={259–265}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test a strategy for quantifying incidence of nurse suicide using San Diego County data as a pilot for national investigation. BACKGROUND Worldwide, 1 person dies by suicide every 40 seconds; more than 1 000 000 suicides occur yearly. Suicide rates for nurses in the United States have not been evaluated. This methodological article tested a strategy to identify incidence of nurse suicide compared with those of physicians and the general public. METHOD… 

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