Impact of the growing use of narrative verdicts by coroners on geographic variations in suicide: analysis of coroners' inquest data.
BACKGROUND: Coroners' death certificates form the basis of suicide statistics in England and Wales. Recent increases in coroners' use of narrative verdicts may affect the reliability of local and national suicide rates. METHOD: We used Ministry of Justice data on inquests held between 2008 and 2009 and Local Authority suicide data (2001-02 and 2008-09) to investigate variations between coroners in their use of narrative verdicts and the impact of these on suicide rates, using 'other' verdict...Expand abstract
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