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The global distribution of fatal pesticide self-poisoning: Systematic review

David Gunnell12*, Michael Eddleston23, Michael R Phillips456 and Flemming Konradsen27

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

2 South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC)

3 Scottish Poisons Information Bureau, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

4 Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center, Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital, Beijing, China

5 Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, USA

6 Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, USA

7 Department of International Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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BMC Public Health 2007, 7:357  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-357

Published: 21 December 2007

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Method used to estimate worldwide ventilator occupancy as a result of pesticide self-poisoning. This provides the calculations behind the estimates of ventilator use in paragraph 5 of the discussion section of the paper.

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