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Suicide in psychiatric hospital in-patients. Risk factors and their predictive power.

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BACKGROUND: Psychiatric hospital in-patients are known to be at high risk of suicide, yet there is little reliable knowledge of risk factors or their predictive power. AIMS: To identify risk factors for suicide in psychiatric hospital in-patients and to evaluate their predictive power in detecting people at risk of suicide. METHOD: Using a case-control design, 112 people who committed suicide while in-patients in psychiatric hospitals were compared with 112 randomly selected controls. Univari...

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10.1192/bjp.176.3.266

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
176
Issue:
MAR.
Pages:
266-272
Publication date:
2000-03-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:22b1129b-c777-42b9-b9d9-9343859a95c1
Source identifiers:
165162
Local pid:
pubs:165162

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