National Study finds nurses at higher risk of suicide than general population

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A study released by UC San Diego researchers found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population and prevention programs are needed.

In what was characterized as the first national study of its size the researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UCSD Health Department of Nursing found that the statistic holds true for both male and female nurses.

Using the 2005 to 2016 National Violent Death Reporting System dataset from the Centers for Disease Control researchers found that female nurses have been at greater risk since 2005 and males since 2011.

Results of the longitudinal study were published in the February 3, 2020 online edition of WORLDviews on Evidence Based-Nursing.

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