Suicide in the 12 months after discharge from psychiatric inpatient care, Scotland 1968-92.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the rate of suicide in the 12 months after discharge from psychiatric hospital and to determine its relationship to age, diagnosis, and period. DESIGN: Cohort study of patients discharged from psychiatric hospital. SETTING: Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: Altogether 159,742 men and 178,271 women, aged 15-84, who were discharged from Scottish psychiatric hospitals during 1968-92. MAIN RESULTS: During the 25 year period, 1212 male patients committed suicide in 198,059 pe...Expand abstract
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