Which doctors live longest?

Your choice of specialty can have a dramatic impact on the age you die, new research has found.

UK academics have compiled an age at death table for doctors and found that anaesthetists have the worst survival rates, dying 10 years younger than their public health colleagues.

A career in general practice appears to improve mortality compared with most specialties, with GPs on average living 78 years and 11 months.

Both paediatricians and psychiatrists appear to die younger.

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