Variable Classification of Drug-Intoxication Suicides across US States: A Partial Artifact of Forensics?

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BACKGROUND The 21st-century epidemic of pharmaceutical and other drug-intoxication deaths in the United States (US) has likely precipitated an increase in misclassified, undercounted suicides. Drug-intoxication suicides are highly prone to be misclassified as accident or undetermined. Misclassification adversely impacts suicide and other injury mortality… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135296

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@inproceedings{Rockett2015VariableCO, title={Variable Classification of Drug-Intoxication Suicides across US States: A Partial Artifact of Forensics?}, author={Ian R H Rockett and Gerald R. Hobbs and Dan Wu and Haomiao Jia and Kurt B. Nolte and Gordon C S Smith and Sandra L. Putnam and Eric D. Caine and Wen-zhe Ho}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2015} }