Assessment and management of self-harm in older adults attending accident and emergency: a comparative cross-sectional study.

@article{Marriott2003AssessmentAM,
  title={Assessment and management of self-harm in older adults attending accident and emergency: a comparative cross-sectional study.},
  author={Richard Marriott and Judith Horrocks and Allan O House and David William Owens},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          645-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Older people who undertake self-harm are at higher suicide risk than are younger patients. This study examines whether this greater risk is reflected in the assessment and after-care that older patients receive when they attend accident and emergency. METHOD This cross-sectional study, set in the two accident and emergency departments in a large industrial city in Northern England, compared 141 consecutive attendances due to self-harm among older patients (aged 55 years and over… CONTINUE READING
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