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History of psychiatric hospital admission increases the risk of suicide less in the very old than in middle aged people

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  • For correspondence: Dr A Erlangsen, National Centre for Register-based Research, University of Aarhus, Taasingegade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; aer{at}

  • Sources of funding: Danish Health Insurance Foundation and the Reference Group for Prevention of Suicide Attempts and Suicide, Denmark.