Causes of death of residents in ACGME-accredited programs 2000 through 2014: implications for the learning environment.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This retrospective cohort study found that the leading cause of death among resident physicians is cancer, and the second leading cause of death is suicide. Investigators note that there are fewer deaths overall and from suicide compared to age- and gender-matched general populations. They suggest monitoring and interventions to prevent burnout and provide support for medical trainees.