James A Lopez Bernal

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BACKGROUND The current financial crisis is having a major impact on European economies, especially that of Spain. Past evidence suggests that adverse macro-economic conditions exacerbate mental illness, but evidence from the current crisis is limited. This study analyses the association between the financial crisis and suicide rates in Spain. METHODS An(More)
Suicides, hurricanes and economic crisis Director, Lopez Bernal et al. 1 detected a suicide rate trend, between 2005 and 2010, of a 0.3% decrease per month and, above this underlying trend, an 8% increase in Spanish suicide rates since the financial crisis using an interrupted time-series analysis. However, their model considers the economic crisis as an(More)
tional business cycles. Business Rev 2006;Q1:11–24. 34. Christodoulou C, Douzenis A, Papadopoulos FC et al. Suicide and seasonality. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2012;125:127–46. 35. McKeown RE, Cuffe SP, Schulz RM. US suicide rates by age group, 1970–2002: an examination of recent trends. Am J Public Health 2006;96:1744–51. 36. Angrist JD, Pischke J-S. Mostly(More)
OBJECTIVES New guidance was published in England in February 2012 to support the public health management of enteric fever and reduce the risks of secondary transmission. The new guidance was evaluated to assess: STUDY DESIGN: Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the implementation of new public health guidance. METHODS A qualitative review of all(More)
BACKGROUND The 2012 Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) in England led to among the largest healthcare reforms in the history of the National Health Service (NHS). It gave control of £67 billion of the NHS budget for secondary care to general practitioner (GP) led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). An expected outcome was that patient care would shift away(More)
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