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Table 1 Main characteristics of intervention countries and intervention and control regions

From: Optimizing Suicide Prevention Programs and Their Implementation in Europe (OSPI Europe): an evidence-based multi-level approach

Country Health System intervention region control region
Hungary Centralised national health insurance fund, limited private sector Miskolc population 180,000 Szeged population 170,000
Ireland Tax funded public health service, with supplemental voluntary insurance Limerick population 184,055 Galway population 231,670
Portugal mix of National Health Service, special social health insurance schemes for certain professions and private health insurance Amadora population 200,000 Almada population 110,000
Germany Bismarckian/social health insurance system with strong public-private partnership Leipzig population 500,000 Magdeburg population 230,000