Year: 1993 Source: BMJ, v.306, no.6893, (June 19, 1993), p.1626-1627 SIEC No: 20011031

This article begins by reviewing various articles on reducing suicide rates. The article also identifies factors associated with suicide as found by a Danish study in 1980. The article proceeds to identify other factors associated with suicide such as social class, unemployment and a previous history, provided by other various studies. The author concludes that a clinical audit may help to identify a new range of risk factors by focusing on day-to-day issues such as problems with behavior and relationships, which relate more immediately to short term risk. (6 refs.) (AK)