David Phillips

Title(s)Emeritus Professor, Sociology
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La Jolla CA 92093
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    1. Official blame for drivers with very low blood alcohol content: there is no safe combination of drinking and driving. Inj Prev. 2015 Apr; 21(e1):e28-35. Phillips DP, Sousa AL, Moshfegh RT. PMID: 24397929.
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    2. The relationship between serious injury and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal motor vehicle accidents: BAC = 0.01% is associated with significantly more dangerous accidents than BAC = 0.00%. Addiction. 2011 Sep; 106(9):1614-22. Phillips DP, Brewer KM. PMID: 21689195.
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    3. Alcohol as a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Addiction. 2011 Mar; 106(3):516-25. Phillips DP, Brewer KM, Wadensweiler P. PMID: 21059188.
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    4. Christmas and New Year as risk factors for death. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Oct; 71(8):1463-71. Phillips D, Barker GE, Brewer KM. PMID: 20805014.
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    5. A July spike in fatal medication errors: a possible effect of new medical residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):774-9. Phillips DP, Barker GE. PMID: 20512532; PMCID: PMC2896592.
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    6. A steep increase in domestic fatal medication errors with use of alcohol and/or street drugs. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 28; 168(14):1561-6. Phillips DP, Barker GE, Eguchi MM. PMID: 18663169.
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    7. A spike in fatal medication errors at the beginning of each month. Pharmacotherapy. 2005 Jan; 25(1):1-9. Phillips DP, Jarvinen JR, Phillips RR. PMID: 15767214.
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    8. Cardiac mortality is higher around Christmas and New Year's than at any other time: the holidays as a risk factor for death. Circulation. 2004 Dec 21; 110(25):3781-8. Phillips DP, Jarvinen JR, Abramson IS, Phillips RR. PMID: 15596560.
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    9. The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of death. BMJ. 2001 Dec 22-29; 323(7327):1443-6. Phillips DP, Liu GC, Kwok K, Jarvinen JR, Zhang W, Abramson IS. PMID: 11751347; PMCID: PMC61045.
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    10. Morbidity and mortality from medical errors: an increasingly serious public health problem. Annu Rev Public Health. 2002; 23:135-50. Phillips DP, Bredder CC. PMID: 11910058.
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    11. Exposure to New York City as a risk factor for heart attack mortality. Psychosom Med. 1999 Nov-Dec; 61(6):740-3. Christenfeld N, Glynn LM, Phillips DP, Shrira I. PMID: 10593623.
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    12. What's in a name: mortality and the power of symbols. J Psychosom Res. 1999 Sep; 47(3):241-54. Christenfeld N, Phillips DP, Glynn LM. PMID: 10576473.
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    13. An increase in the number of deaths in the United States in the first week of the month--an association with substance abuse and other causes of death. N Engl J Med. 1999 Jul 08; 341(2):93-8. Phillips DP, Christenfeld N, Ryan NM. PMID: 10395634.
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    14. The influence of medical and legal authorities on deaths facilitated by physicians. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1999; 29(1):48-57. Phillips DP, Christenfeld N, Glynn LM, Steinberg A. PMID: 10322620.
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    15. Increase in US medication-error deaths between 1983 and 1993. Lancet. 1998 Feb 28; 351(9103):643-4. Phillips DP, Christenfeld N, Glynn LM. PMID: 9500322.
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    16. Elevated suicide levels associated with legalized gambling. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1997; 27(4):373-8. Phillips DP, Welty WR, Smith MM. PMID: 9444732.
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    17. Psychology and survival. Lancet. 1993 Nov 06; 342(8880):1142-5. Phillips DP, Ruth TE, Wagner LM. PMID: 7901476.
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    18. Adequacy of official suicide statistics for scientific research and public policy. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1993; 23(4):307-19. Phillips DP, Ruth TE. PMID: 8310465.
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    19. Ambulation after transfer of adductors, external oblique, and tensor fascia lata in myelomeningocele. J Pediatr Orthop. 1992 Nov-Dec; 12(6):712-7. Phillips DP, Lindseth RE. PMID: 1452737.
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    20. The birthday: lifeline or deadline? Psychosom Med. 1992 Sep-Oct; 54(5):532-42. Phillips DP, Van Voorhees CA, Ruth TE. PMID: 1438656.
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    21. Importance of the lay press in the transmission of medical knowledge to the scientific community. N Engl J Med. 1991 Oct 17; 325(16):1180-3. Phillips DP, Kanter EJ, Bednarczyk B, Tastad PL. PMID: 1891034.
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    22. Postponement of death until symbolically meaningful occasions. JAMA. 1990 Apr 11; 263(14):1947-51. Phillips DP, Smith DG. PMID: 2313872.
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    23. Death takes a holiday: mortality surrounding major social occasions. Lancet. 1988 Sep 24; 2(8613):728-32. Phillips DP, King EW. PMID: 2901577.
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    24. A comparison of injury date and death date in 42,698 suicides. Am J Public Health. 1988 May; 78(5):541-3. Phillips DP, Sanzone AG. PMID: 3354737; PMCID: PMC1349334.
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    25. The effect of suicide stories on various demographic groups, 1968-1985. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1988; 18(1):100-14. Phillips DP, Carstensen LL. PMID: 3388466.
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    26. The impact of televised movies about suicide. A replicative study. N Engl J Med. 1987 Sep 24; 317(13):809-11. Phillips DP, Paight DJ. PMID: 3627197.
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    27. A drop in suicides around major national holidays. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1987; 17(1):1-12. Phillips DP, Wills JS. PMID: 3495908.
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    28. Clustering of teenage suicides after television news stories about suicide. N Engl J Med. 1986 Sep 11; 315(11):685-9. Phillips DP, Carstensen LL. PMID: 3748072.
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    29. Imitative suicides: a national study of the effects of television news stories. Am Sociol Rev. 1982 Dec; 47(6):802-9. Bollen KA, Phillips DP. PMID: 7171159.
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    30. The impact of fictional television stories on U.S. adult fatalities: new evidence on the effect of the mass media on violence. AJS. 1982 May; 87(6):1340-59. Phillips DP. PMID: 7149089.
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    31. The frequency of suicides around major public holidays: some surprising findings. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1980; 10(1):41-50. Phillips DP, Liu J. PMID: 7361344.
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    32. Motor vehicle fatalities increase just after publicized suicide stories. Science. 1977 Jun 24; 196(4297):1464-6. Phillips DP. PMID: 867044.
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    33. A dip in deaths before ceremonial occasions: some new relationships between social integration and mortality. Am Sociol Rev. 1973 Dec; 38(6):678-96. Phillips DP, Feldman KA. PMID: 4776855.
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