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Characteristics of patients who visit the emergency department with self-inflicted injury

Title
Characteristics of patients who visit the emergency department with self-inflicted injury
Authors
Lee C.A.Choi S.C.Jung K.Y.Cho S.H.Lim K.Y.Pai K.S.Cho J.P.
Ewha Authors
정구영
SCOPUS Author ID
정구영scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Medical Science
ISSN
1011-8934JCR Link
Citation
vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 307 - 312
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
During visits to emergency medical facilities, the primary care of and risk identification for individuals who have attempted suicide is considered an important element in suicide prevention. With the ultimate goal of helping to prevent suicide, the aim of the present study was to determine the characteristics of patients with self-inflicted injuries who presented in the emergency department. Patients with self-inflicted injuries who visited 1 of 3 sentinel emergency medical centers from 2007 through 2009 were included in the study. The characteristics, methods, and reasons for suicide attempts were evaluated. Moreover, predictors of severe outcomes were evaluated. A total of 2,996 patients with self-inflicted injuries visited the three centers during a period of 3 yr. The male-to-female suicide ratio was 1:1.38 (P < 0.001). The mean age was 41 yr. Poisoning was the most common method of self-inflicted injury (68.7%) among all age groups. Medication was the primary means of injury in the < 50 age group, and the use of agricultural chemicals was the primary means in the ≥ 50 age group. The reasons for attempting suicide varied among the age groups. The predictors of severe outcome are male gender, older age, and not having consumed alcohol. © 2012 The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences.
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2012.27.3.307
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