Increased suicide risk in cancer patients in Tyrol/Austria.

  title={Increased suicide risk in cancer patients in Tyrol/Austria.},
  author={Willi Oberaigner and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger and Michael Fiegl and Sabine Geiger-Gritsch and Christian Haring},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  volume={36 5},
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether suicide risk in Tyrol/Austria was increased for cancer patients as compared to the general population and whether subgroups at excess risk could be defined. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Cohort design based on all malignant cancer cases diagnosed in Tyrol between 1991 and 2010 and excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer. Entry date was date of diagnosis of the index cancer; exit date was either date of suicide or date of death for reasons other than suicide or end of… CONTINUE READING


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