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Suicide is a devastating event and a major public health issue. On average one person dies every 2 hours in England as a result of suicide. It is the commonest cause of death in men under the age of 35 years. This article reviews the epidemiology, causal factors and prevention of suicide, and also briefly discusses the role of audit in this area.

Original publication

DOI

10.12968/hmed.2005.66.11.20024

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)

Publication Date

11/2005

Volume

66

Pages

627 - 630

Keywords

Age Factors, Health Status, Humans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Risk Factors, Risk Reduction Behavior, Sex Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Suicide