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Suicide rate following attendance at an accident and emergency department with deliberate self harm.
  1. J Ryan,
  2. A Rushdy,
  3. C A Perez-Avila,
  4. R Allison
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom.

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE--To determine the risk of suicide in patients attending an accident and emergency (A&E) department with deliberate self harm. METHODS--Information was obtained on suicides and open verdicts from the coroner's office and cross checked with computerised records in the A&E department. RESULTS--There was a trend to suicide among younger socially isolated males and older females. CONCLUSIONS--There is a significant association between suicide and a previous attendance at A&E with deliberate self harm. Appropriate assessment of these patients is an efficient way of managing self harm.

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