Poisons admissions in Edinburgh 1981-2001: agent trends and predictors of hospital readmissions.

Abstract

Self-poisoning is a major public health problem. This study describes patterns of admissions and readmissions from self-poisoning to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from 1981 to 2001. A database on hospital discharges with a diagnosis (ICD-9/10) of poisoning between 1981 and 2001 was used. Annual admissions were described for seven main drug categories… (More)

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