Substance Abuse Grows Among Med Trainees

December 3, 2013 9:19 PM

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Substance Abuse Grows Among Med Trainees

Rates of apparent substance use disorders among anesthesiology residents have recently been at their highest level since 1975, researchers said.

Disciplinary records and other data sources on more than 44,000 individuals starting anesthesiology residencies from 1975 to 2009 identified 384 with evidence of substance use disorders during training, for an overall rate of 2.16 per 1,000 resident-years, according to David O. Warner, MD, of the Ma...

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