Suicide risk in cancer patients from 1960 to 1999.

@article{Hem2004SuicideRI,
  title={Suicide risk in cancer patients from 1960 to 1999.},
  author={Erlend EH Hem and Jon H. Loge and Tor Haldorsen and {\O}ivind Ekeberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 20},
  pages={
          4209-16
        }
}
PURPOSE Suicide risk is reportedly higher for cancer patients than for the general population, but estimates vary and analyses of trends are few. The aim of the present study was to determine whether cancer patients had a higher suicide risk between 1960 and 1999. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort comprising patients from the Cancer Registry of Norway 1960 to 1997 was linked to suicide diagnosis in the Register of Deaths at Statistics Norway and observed during 1960 to 1999. The cohort consisted… CONTINUE READING
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