Year: 1993 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.87, no.6, (June 1993), p.451-455 SIEC No: 19930568

In 1990-91 the Belgian sentinel network of general practitioners recorded suicide and suicide attempters within their practices. Suicide rates are noted for completed and attempted suicides; also, methods used, sex and age differences were noted. About 60% of both committers and attempters visited their general practitioner within a period of one month preceding the attempt. (14 refs.)