Year: 1976 Source: Zeitschrift fur Rechtsmedizin, v.77, no.4, (1976), p.313-319 SIEC No: 19860078

It is often impossible to decide whether a death due to poisoning with drugs and/or alcohol is accidental or intentional. In 1965 WHO introduced the category “uncertain cases of death” in the official statistics. The number of cases in this category has increased and constitutes at present in Sweden between 30 and 70 percent of the total number of suicides. When discussing suicidal rates it is important to include those cases.