Year: 1989 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.261, no.3, (January 20, 1989). p.360,366 SIEC No: 19890809

Results of a U.S. working group to develop operational criteria to assist coroners & medical examiners in determining suicide. Criteria included evidence that death was self-inflicted, & evidence, either explicit &/or implicit, that at the time, the decedent intended to kill himself, or wished to die, & understood the probable consequences of his actions. Implications of coroners not reporting suicide was also discussed. (CM)