Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on presentations to hospital for self poisoning: time series and questionnaire study

@article{Hawton1999EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on presentations to hospital for self poisoning: time series and questionnaire study},
  author={K. Hawton and S. Simkin and J. Deeks and S. O'Connor and A. Keen and D. Altman and G. Philo and C. Bulstrode},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1999},
  volume={318},
  pages={972 - 977}
}
Abstract Objectives: To determine whether a serious paracetamol overdose in the medical television drama Casualty altered the incidence and nature of general hospital presentations for deliberate self poisoning. Design: Interrupted time series analysis of presentations for self poisoning at accident and emergency departments during three week periods before and after the broadcast. Questionnaire responses collected from self poisoning patients during the same periods. Setting: 49 accident and… Expand
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