Health care contacts before and after attempted suicide

  title={Health care contacts before and after attempted suicide},
  author={Kirsi H. Suominen and Erkki Isomets{\"a} and Aini I. Ostamo and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Objective The prevalence and timing of contact with health care predicting and after a suicide attempt are not well known. This study systematically investigated the pattern of all health care contacts both before and after attempted suicide. Methods All consecutive 1,198 suicide attempters treated in hospital emergency rooms in Helsinki during a 12-month period were identified. Data were gathered on all health care contacts 1 year before and after the index attempt. Results The vast majority… CONTINUE READING


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