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Suicide in older people: mode of death, demographic factors, and medical contact before death.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the demographic characteristics, mode of death, and nature and timing of medical contacts in the year before death in a sample of suicides in older people. DESIGN: Descriptive study of a case series of 195 suicides in older people. SETTING: Four counties and one large urban area in central England, UK. SUBJECTS: Individuals 60 years old and over at time of death, who had died between 1 January 1995 and 1 May 1998, and whose deaths has received a coroner's verdict of su...

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Journal:
International journal of geriatric psychiatry
Volume:
15
Issue:
8
Pages:
736-743
Publication date:
2000-08-05
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EISSN:
1099-1166
ISSN:
0885-6230
URN:
uuid:e2af7241-d255-4260-b114-7233f21e0a7e
Source identifiers:
168401
Local pid:
pubs:168401

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