Validity of suicide statistics in Europe in relation to undetermined deaths: developing the 2-20 benchmark
Värnik, Peeter × Sisask, Merike Värnik, Airi Arensman, Ella Van Audenhove, Chantal van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M Hegerl, Ulrich #
BMJ Pub. Group
Injury Prevention vol:18 issue:5 pages:321-325
The suicide rate is a macro indicator of the population's psychosocial wellbeing and an evaluation criterion of the effectiveness of suicide prevention strategies. A high level of injury deaths of undetermined intent (UD) is usually discussed in connection with the validity of suicide statistics. An effort is made to develop a criterion to characterise the quality of suicide statistics.