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A Review of Self-Medication in Physicians and Medical Students

Published: July 4, 2011

DOI 10.1093/occmed/kqr098

Categories: Professional wellbeing

Language: English


There is a culture within medicine that doctors do not expect themselves or their colleagues to be sick. Thus, the associated complexities of self-diagnosis, self-referral and self-treatment among physicians are significant and may have repercussions for both their own health and, by implication, for the quality of care delivered to patients.