Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.3-15 SIEC No: 19940793

This chapter provides the history of the project, lists participating research centres, & discusses use of the terms parasuicide & attempted suicide. Project purposes: assess feasibility of using local case registers to monitor parasuicide; estimate true incidence of medically treated parasuicides & trends over time, using standardized definitions & case-finding criteria; identify sociodemographic risk factors; & ascertain variations in patterns of treatment in different cultural contexts.