Year: 1967 Source: Paraplegia, v.5, no.1, (1967), p.22-48 SIEC No: 20021410

This article discusses the various forms of mortality for 2011 patients from April 1946 to April 1965 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. The article discusses how the figure of 1.3 per cent of deaths being attributed to suicide for patients with traumatic paraplegia, may not be accurate as some deaths may have been misdiagnosed. The article concludes that suicide could not bet related to either the age of the patient or the level of injury that the patient had. Drugs and gunshot wounds were the foremost among causes of suicide. (38 refs.) (AK)