The figures would be very similar among Australian doctors, Professor Domino warned.
Hospital doctors aren't bullet-proof and workplace culture must change, Professor Domino says.
"Many doctors in hospitals are under extreme stress, seeing patients every five minutes," she said.
"Hospitals and departments need to think about how they can prevent burnout for their staff and think about how they can change the hospital environment to make it less stressful," she said.
So concerned about the issue of burnout and the high suicide rates among doctors, ANZCA president David Scott revealed on Tuesday he had launched a review of 10-year-old guidelines on fatigue to ensure anaesthetists had adequate rest and effective breaks between shifts.
Professor Scott says the days of doctors working 72 hours straight have gone and he wants to provide medicos with an evidence-based "toolkit" on how to manage fatigue.
"We need to recognise that healthy doctors provide safer medical care," Professor Scott said.
"Yes we are putting the hospital system on notice because this is important, this is about safe health delivery and the evidence is out there; the tired, stressed, burnt-out doctors deliver less effective health care and their are more adverse outcomes and patient complaints," he said.
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