Increasing blood alcohol detection and blood alcohol levels in suicidal hanging from 2007 to 2011

@inproceedings{Tse2014IncreasingBA,
  title={Increasing blood alcohol detection and blood alcohol levels in suicidal hanging from 2007 to 2011},
  author={Rexson Tse and Ruiping Lai and Allan David Cala},
  year={2014}
}
Aim It is well known that alcohol intoxication can be a risk factor for suicidal behaviour. This study was undertaken to investigate whether there have been recent changes or trends in relation to blood alcohol levels (BAL) in cases of suicidal hanging, the most frequent suicide method in Australia. Methods A 5-year retrospective study (2007-2011) was conducted of all non-decomposed suicidal hanging cases at the Newcastle Department of Forensic Medicine, NSW, Australia. Results A total of 247… CONTINUE READING

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