To the Editor The study by Ji et al1 seeks to examine risk factors for suicide among US health professionals from 2003 to 2016 to help inform suicide prevention efforts. These aims are of great importance, given evidence that various types of health professionals have disproportionately high suicide risk, perhaps especially now given the many additional stresses on health professionals associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.2 However, the methods of this study are not well suited to shed light on these issues.
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Schoenbaum M, Ramchand R. Universal Suicide Prevention for Health Care Professionals. JAMA Surg. Published online December 02, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5631
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