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Deaths from all causes in a long-term follow-up study of 11583 deliberate self-harm patients

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Background. Deliberate self-harm (DSH) may be associated with increased risk of death from a variety of causes, not just suicide. Method. A follow-up study of 11583 DSH patients who presented to a general hospital over a 20-year period was conducted to examine risk of death from a range of causes during a follow-up period of between 3 and 23 years. Deaths were identified through national death registries. Expected numbers of deaths were calculated from national death statistics. Results. The ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0033291705006914

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Medicine Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
397-405
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:026043f1-fde3-4917-975b-60fcdb39f5c5
Local pid:
ora:1472
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English
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