Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.73-85 SIEC No: 19940797

This chapter reports data for 2 years noting a 1990 decrease. Other sources confirmed a true drop in the numbers of attempters. During the 24 months a total of 666 attempts were recorded involving 629 persons. The data is estimated to represent 90% of all suicides reported to medical institutions. Attempters rarely turn to general practioners. Although Swiss rates of completed suicides are very high, this study shows lower than average parasuicide rates compared with other European centers.