Operational criteria for the determination of suicide.

@article{Rosenberg1988OperationalCF,
  title={Operational criteria for the determination of suicide.},
  author={Mark L. Rosenberg and Lee Davidson and Jennifer Cohen Smith and Arthur Louis Berman and H Buzbee and George E. Gantner and George A Gay and B Moore-Lewis and Don Harper Mills and Duncan Murray},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1988},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          1445-56
        }
}
Suicide is an important public health problem for which we have an inadequate public health database. In the United States, decisions about whether deaths are listed as suicides on death certificates are usually made by a coroner or medical examiner. These certification decisions are frequently marked by a lack of consistency and clarity, and laws and procedures for guiding these decisions vary from state to state and even from county to county. Without explicit criteria to aid in this decision… CONTINUE READING

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