Doctors do not adequately look after their own physical health

Margaret P. Kay, Geoffrey K. Mitchell, Christopher B. Del Mar

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Abstract

• Studies of doctors' health have emphasised psychological health, and limited data have been collected on their physical health status. • Doctors often fail to follow current preventive health guidelines for their physical health. • About half of doctors do not have an established relationship with an independent general practitioner. This would enhance their health and provide a means of ready access to the healthcare system should a problem arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume181
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2004

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Kay, Margaret P. ; Mitchell, Geoffrey K. ; Del Mar, Christopher B. / Doctors do not adequately look after their own physical health. In: Medical Journal of Australia. 2004 ; Vol. 181, No. 7. pp. 368-370.
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