Doctors' health and needs for services

Study investigating the health and illness behaviours of doctors.

A survey was conducted of general practitioners (GPs) in two Family Health Service Authorities (FHSAs), doctors working in three hospital trusts (HDs) and employees of a multinational accountancy and management consultancy company working throughout the UK (MCs). The aim was to examine the health needs and use of formal services among doctors and a non-medical professional group and to investigate the extent to which problems associated with doctors' health are unique to that profession.

The second part of the study investigated the experiences of doctors who have had an illness that resulted in their using services. In-depth interviews were conducted with 64 doctors with a recent experience of illness.

Suggested citation

McKevitt C, Morgan M, Simpson J and Holland WW (1996) Doctors' health and needs for services. Nuffield Trust.