The Usefulness of Coroner’s Data on Suicides for Providing Information Relevant to Prevention
Bennewith O~~Hawton K~~et al.
Records from 492 suicides across 24 jurisdictions in England were examined in order to assess their usefulness in relation to the investigation of specific methods of suicide. There was a wide variation across coroners in information relevant to different methods used. The use of standardized forms by coroners would assist studies of factors associated with suicide & potentially provide a representative source of information relevant to suicide prevention. (23 refs.)(CH)