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Representing Physician Suicide Claims as Nanopublications

By Tiffany I Leung, Tobias Kuhn, Michel Dumontier

Posted 20 May 2020
medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.16.20101881

In the poorly studied field of physician suicide, various fac-tors can contribute to misinformation or information distor-tion, which in turn can influence evidence-based policies and prevention of suicide in this unique population. Here, we report on the use of nanopublications as a scientific publishing approach to establish a citation network of claims drawn from a variety of media concerning the rate of suicide of US physicians. Our work integrates these vari-ous claims and enables the verification of non-authoritative assertions, thereby better equipping researchers and to advance evidence-based knowledge and make informed statements in the advocacy of physician suicide prevention.

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