General hospital-treated self-poisoning in England and Australia: comparison of presentation rates, clinical characteristics and aftercare based on sentinel unit data.

@article{Hiles2015GeneralHS,
  title={General hospital-treated self-poisoning in England and Australia: comparison of presentation rates, clinical characteristics and aftercare based on sentinel unit data.},
  author={S A Hiles and Helen Bergen and Keith Hawton and Terry J Lewin and Ian Macgregor Whyte and Gregory Carter},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={
          356-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Hospital-treated deliberate self-poisoning (DSP) is common and the existing national monitoring systems are often deficient. Clinical Practice Guidelines (UK and Australia) recommend universal psychosocial assessment within the general hospital as standard care. We compared presentation rates, patient characteristics, psychosocial assessment and aftercare in UK and Australia. METHODS We used a cross sectional design, for a ten year study of all DSP presentations identified through… CONTINUE READING
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