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New study examines link between hospital care for self-harm and risk


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New study examines link between hospital care for self-harm and risk of death

 

Date: 17/08/2015

Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, the study looked at adults who had self-harmed and attended five hospital emergency departments in Manchester, Oxford and Derby between 2000 and 2010.  The researchers found that within 12 months, 261 had died by suicide and a further 832 had died from other causes.

The study also examined the type of management which patients received.  This included assessment by a mental health specialist, admission to medical or psychiatric beds and referral to a specialist community team.

Professor Nav Kapur from The University of Manchester and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust led the study.  He said: “Hospitals have a number of strategies to use when people attend with self-harm, but no one has looked at the association of these with mortality risk on a large scale before.”

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Source: University of Manchester

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