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Table 1 The data collection procedures of the participating countries

From: A cross-national study on gender differences in suicide intent

Country Data collection procedure
Germany • Collection period: June 2008 to May 2011
• 2 centres registered the data via personal interviews of the patients after suicide attempt
• 2 centres retrospectively assessed patient records
Ireland • Collection period: April 2009 to March 2012
• Systematically registered cases of suicide attempts presenting to two hospital emergency departments
• Data from retrospective assessment of patient records
Hungary • Collection period: January 2009 to December 2011
• Data from one hospital analyzed retrospective assessment of patient records
Portugal • Collection period: April 2009 to March 2012
• Data from one hospital analyzed retrospective assessment of patient records