Deaths from Unintentional Injury, Homicide, and Suicide During or Within 1 Year of Pregnancy in Philadelphia
In the American Journal of Public Health, Pooja Mehta and colleagues seek to understand the effect of unintentional injuries, suicide, and homicide on pregnancy-associated death. The authors find that about half of of pregnancy-associated deaths - occurring during or within one year of pregnancy - in Philadelphia between 2010 and 2014 were due to unintentional injuries, homicide, or suicide. Of these deaths, more than 50% were directly or indirectly associated with substance use, more than 40% were associated with serious mental illness, and more than 20% were associated with...
The New York Times published an editorial in 2014 proclaiming that a worsening national shortage of physicians was contributing to long waiting times for veterans and many other Americans.
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This chart on the educational debt level of medical school graduates was tucked away in supplementary material for an excellent article by Ari Friedman and colleagues in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on loan forgiveness programs: