We are trying to establish the effect of pesticide regulation carried out by the Chinese government in 2002 on mortality among pesticide poisoned patients presenting to Chinese hospitals. This requires review of Chinese language papers over the last 27 years to extract data on the number of cases reported and the number of deaths, amongst other things. For this work, lead by myself and colleagues from Hong Kong Poisons Centre, we are looking for help from students who can read Chinese. Students working with us on the project will be listed in an authorship group on the final paper.
We aim to identify whether pesticide regulations was responsible for the marked fall in pesticide suicides over the last 10+ years. This information will be important to inform other countries on the effectiveness of this approach.
|Effective start/end date||24/05/17 → 25/05/18|