The impact of epidemic outbreak: The case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and suicide among older adults in Hong Kong

Background:¬†Previous studies revealed that there was a significant increase in suicide deaths among those aged 65 and over in 2003. The peak coincided with the majority of SARS cases being reported in April 2003. Aims:¬†In this paper we examine the mechanism of how the SARS outbreak resulted in a higher completed suicide rate especially among […]