Case-control study of GP attendance rates by suicide cases with or without a psychiatric history.

@article{Power1997CasecontrolSO,
  title={Case-control study of GP attendance rates by suicide cases with or without a psychiatric history.},
  author={Kevin G. Power and Carmel Davies and Vivien Swanson and David Gordon and Helen Carter},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1997},
  volume={47 417},
  pages={211-5}
}
BACKGROUND Targets for reduction in suicide deaths have been set against a background of an increasing number of people committing suicide. It is often assumed that a reduction can be effected by increasing the detection in primary care of patients at risk. This presupposes that there are indicators that enable suicide risk to be detected reliably. AIM To compare the characteristics of those who commit suicide with an age- and sex-matched control group in terms of level of general… CONTINUE READING