The epidemiology of deliberate self poisoning presenting to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department.

@article{Weir1998TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of deliberate self poisoning presenting to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department.},
  author={Philip Weir and Michael W. Ardagh},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={111 1063},
  pages={127-9}
}
AIM To review the recent epidemiology of deliberate self poisoning presentations to Christchurch Emergency Department and to compare this with 1992 and 1989 data. METHOD A retrospective analysis of case and computer records over the twelve month period of 1996 was conducted and compared with published data for 1992 and 1989. RESULTS There were 713 presentations in 1996 to Christchurch Emergency Department with deliberate self poisoning, representing 1.1% (compared with 1.2% 1992; 0.96% 1989… CONTINUE READING