Year: 1975 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (8th: 1975: St. Louis), p.69-74 SIEC No: 19830738

This study shows that the introduction & use of a systematic report form increases the amount of information available to a certifying official in determining cause of death. The files of all open & suicide verdict cases in St. Louis county, U.S. for 3 time periods in the early 1970’s were reviewed. The effect of the use & non-use of the investigator’s special form were compared & the authors statistically report the results. (C.H.)