A study of deliberate self-harm and its repetition among patients presenting to an emergency department.

@article{Yip2011ASO,
  title={A study of deliberate self-harm and its repetition among patients presenting to an emergency department.},
  author={Paul S F Yip and Keith Hawton and Kayuet Liu and Kwong-Sun Liu and Pauline W L Ng and Pui-Man Kam and Yik-wa Law and Tai-wai Wong},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={217-24}
}
BACKGROUND Marked differences have been found in the characteristics of people dying by suicide in Western and Asian countries. However, there is less information available on possible differences for deliberate self-harm (DSH). AIMS To compare the characteristics of people presenting to hospital in Hong Kong and Oxford (UK) with DSH, and to assess the outcome of those persons in Hong Kong. METHODS A sample of DSH patients admitted to the accident and emergency (A&E) department of a… CONTINUE READING
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