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Frequency of health care utilization in the year prior to completed suicide: A Danish nationwide matched comparative study

Pedersen, Henrik; Fenger-Grøn, Morten; Bech, Bodil Hammer; Erlangsen, Annette; Vestergaard, Mogens


Background Suicide accounts for more than 800,000 annual deaths worldwide. Some of these deaths may be preventable by timely identification of individuals at risk and effective intervention. General practitioners (GPs) may have the potential to play an important role in this process. Aim The present study aimed to assess the frequency of primary health care utilization in the year preceding suicide. Methods Using Danish national registers, we identified all persons who died by suicide...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214605
Access Rights: Open Access


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