Year: 2015 SIEC No: 20150031

This study aims to compare the characteristics of individuals who attempt suicide to those who complete suicide in a same primary care setting. Individuals who commit suicide differ from those who attempt suicide in terms of demographic characteristics and by sex, of history of suicide attempt, previous contact and expressed suicidal ideas. We show that GPs do not act more intensively with patients who will commit suicide, as if they do not foresee them. Current prevention programs particularly in primary care should be tailored.

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