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Q In patients who presented to a general hospital after deliberate self harm, what is the short term and long term risk of suicide?
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Inception cohort with median follow up of 10.8 years (follow up range 1 d to 23 y).
Accident and emergency departments in general hospitals in Oxford, UK.
11 583 patients (47% aged 10–24 y) who presented to a general hospital after deliberate self harm during the 20 year period between 1978 and 1997. 10 353 (89%) patients used self poisoning as the method of self harm.
Assessment of prognostic factors:
A register was used to collect data on all deliberate self harm presentations to the general hospital in Oxford (including …
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