Contacts to the health care system prior to suicide: a comprehensive analysis using registers for general and psychiatric hospital admissions, contacts to general practitioners and practising specialists and drug prescriptions.

@article{Andersen2000ContactsTT,
  title={Contacts to the health care system prior to suicide: a comprehensive analysis using registers for general and psychiatric hospital admissions, contacts to general practitioners and practising specialists and drug prescriptions.},
  author={Ulla Agerskov Andersen and Myriam Andersen and Jens Ulrik Rosholm and Lars Freng Gram},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={126-34}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe suicides' contacts with various parts of the health-care system. METHOD Data on 472 people who committed suicide in a Danish County (Funen) in the period of April 1 1991 to December 31 1995 were searched in the Danish Psychiatric Central Register, the National Patient Register, the National Health Insurance and Odense Pharmacoepidemiologic Database. RESULTS In total, 97.5% of the suicides were recaptured in at least one of these registers… CONTINUE READING

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