Year: 2001 Source: New York: Elsevier Science, 2001. p.389-409 SIEC No: 20031206

The authors attempt to demonstrate that suicide is the cause of substantial economic losses in a societal perspective, as part of an effort to encourage the development of preventive measures with a high population impact. They also challenge the assumption that individuals who commit suicide would have had the same life expectancy & productivity as others in the population, based on the long-term course of depression. Aims of population-based suicide prevention efforts are also reviewed. (90 refs)