The characteristics, management, and aftercare of patients with suicide attempts who attended the emergency department of a general hospital in northern Taiwan.

@article{Lin2014TheCM,
  title={The characteristics, management, and aftercare of patients with suicide attempts who attended the emergency department of a general hospital in northern Taiwan.},
  author={Chen-Ju Lin and Hsin-Chin Lu and Fang-ju Sun and Chuang-lin Fang and Shu-I Wu and Shen-ing Liu},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={
          317-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Suicide is a serious public health problem worldwide. The emergency department (ED) is often the first place of contact with medical and mental health care for suicidal patients. This study aimed to determine the characteristics, management, and aftercare of patients who attempted suicide and then were taken to the ED of a general hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. METHODS Our study was a cross-sectional retrospective study that consecutively recruited patients with suicide attempts… CONTINUE READING