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dc.contributor.authorCantor, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorMcTaggart, Philippaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.editorC. Mundt, E. Gabrielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:42:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:42:55Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:54:19Z
dc.identifier.issn02544962en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000049297en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3517
dc.description.abstractThe reliability of suicide reporting remains a concern. Problems include procedural deficiencies, ambiguous evidence and the determination of intent. In this study, Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) data were compared to the usual official source - the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). QSR deaths were coded as beyond reasonable doubt, probable and possible. These categories were analysed by methods and demographic variables to determine the nature of difficult-to-classify suicides. QSR suicides exceeded ABS especially for females, ages 25-44, and the methods overdose, drowning and 'other methods'. Opiate overdoses were most difficult to code. Ambiguous circumstantial information and unclear intent were major impediments. Nations witnessing rising rates of deaths due to drug abuse need to monitor undetermined and accidental deaths as well as suicides.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKargeren_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom140en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto146en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychopathologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.titleMisclassification of Suicide - The Contribution of Opiates.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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