Year: 1988 Source: MMWR, v.37, no.50, (December 23, 1988), p.773-774, 779-780 SIEC No: 19910072

Discusses the underreporting of suicide. In the United States, a coroner or medical examiner usually determines whether a death is a suicide. Outlines the 2 main criteria for determinig suicide: whether there is evidence the death was self-inflicted, & whether there is evidence of intent to die. The authors also note that underreporting can affect research, prevention & intervention. (VM)