Do You Skimp on Your Own Medical Care?

January 08, 2020

Young physicians in residency programs often miss out on routine medical care and preventive health services even when they take daily prescriptions, a small study published in December suggests.

Researchers surveyed 299 residents at 20 teaching hospitals in New England about their physical and mental health. Participants were 31 years old, on average, and 35% reported having no routine place for medical care. More than half of residents said they had not seen a primary care clinician in the past year and 1 in 4 had not seen a mental health clinician.

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