Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on knowledge of specific dangers of self poisoning: population based surveys

@article{OConnor1999EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on knowledge of specific dangers of self poisoning: population based surveys},
  author={S. O'Connor and J. Deeks and K. Hawton and S. Simkin and A. Keen and D. Altman and G. Philo and C. Bulstrode},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1999},
  volume={318},
  pages={978 - 979}
}
Paracetamol is the drug most commonly taken in overdose in the United Kingdom,1causing a substantial number of deaths.2 We have investigated the impact of the fictional portrayal of a potentially fatal paracetamol overdose in the television drama Casualty (seen by 12.8 million viewers) on short and long term knowledge related to paracetamol poisoning. View this table: Responses to questionnaire for patients presenting with overdoses in the three weeks before and the three weeks after… Expand
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