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The occupational hazard of self treatment and self medication for doctors

Dr Mary Wyatt

A review of self medication in physicians and medical students

In the context of work and health, we look at how doctors behave in advising and certifying patients. This study explores how doctors and medical students manage their own health conditions. In turn, the authors of this paper indicate that the manner in which they treat themselves can be considered an occupational hazard for the medical profession. The researchers sought to summarise the literature available regarding doctors’ se...

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