Study Finds Substance Abuse Disorders among Anesthesiologists in Training

December 11, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


A study reported in the December 4, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association analyzed information about anesthesiology residents over the period 1975 through 2009 and determined that 0.86% of them had evidence of substance use disorder (SUD) during their training. The researchers gleaned information from the training records of the American Board of Anesthesiology, including information from the Disciplinary Action Notification Service of the Federation of State Medical Boards and cause-of-death information from the National Death Index.

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