Psychiatry Elderly

Title: Patients Committing Suicide Whilst Under the Care of the Elderly Suicide Prevention Programme of a Regional Hospital in Hong Kong (Original Article) (Report) - East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

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Author: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

Release date: 2011-03-01

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Introduction It is well known that people aged 65 years or above have a high rate of suicide (30 per 100,000) in 2005 which is about 2 to 3 times higher than that in the general population (11 per 100,000) in Hong Kong. (1) Different measures have been instituted to address this problem, one of which was the implementation of the territory-wide Elderly Suicide Prevention Programme (ESPP) in different psychiatric centres under the auspices of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. (2)

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