Year: 1992 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.75, no.3, pt.2, (December 1992), p.1254 SIEC No: 19920892

Doerner & Speir (1986) suggested that regional variation in homicide rates might be explained by regional variations in medical resources. Results of the present study indicated that where medical care seemed worse (as measured by infant mortality), homicide rates were higher. The same correlation was not found between the quality of medical care & suicide rates; either the quality of care is not related to the suicide rate or the infant mortality rate is not a good measure of medical resources.