Are patients with self-inflicted injuries more likely to die?

  title={Are patients with self-inflicted injuries more likely to die?},
  author={J-S David and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Gelas-Dore and Kenji Inaba and Albrice Levrat and Bruno Riou and P. Y. Gueugniaud and Anne-Marie Schott},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={62 6},
BACKGROUND Suicide represents one of the leading causes of trauma in industrialized countries. However, when compared with unintentional injury and assault, the outcome of self-inflicted injury has not been well described. METHODS All patients admitted to a French academic trauma center from January 2002 to December 2004 and listed in a trauma data bank were included in a prospective analysis. Variables including mortality, circumstances (unintentional vs. assault vs. self-inflicted), and… CONTINUE READING
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