Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v.56, no.10, (October 2002), p.723-725 SIEC No: 20030412

This editorial comments on the research by Page et al which studied the effect of the political environment on mortality. Suicide rates in Australia were found to rise during Conservative periods of government over the course of the past century. Similar results can be seen in an analysis of data from England & Wales. (13 refs.)