Chances and limits of method restriction: a detailed analysis of suicide methods in Switzerland.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D52891C1E01D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Chances and limits of method restriction: a detailed analysis of suicide methods in Switzerland.
Périodique
Archives of Suicide Research
Auteur(s)
Habenstein A., Steffen T., Bartsch C., Michaud K., Reisch T.
ISSN
1543-6136 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1381-1118
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Volume
17
Numéro
1
Pages
75-87
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The objective of this study was to estimate the potential of method restriction as a public health strategy in suicide prevention. Data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the Swiss Institutes of Forensic Medicine from 2004 were gathered and categorized into suicide submethods according to accessibility to restriction of means. Of suicides in Switzerland, 39.2% are accessible to method restriction. The highest proportions were found in private weapons (13.2%), army weapons (10.4%), and jumps from hot-spots (4.6%). The presented method permits the estimation of the suicide prevention potential of a country by method restriction and the comparison of restriction potentials between suicide methods. In Switzerland, reduction of firearm suicides has the highest potential to reduce the total number of suicides.
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
11/02/2013 16:59
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:55
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