Background: Self-harm is an extremely common reason for hospital presentation. There have, however, been few estimates of the hospital costs of assessing and treating self-harm. Such information is essential for planning services and to help strengthen the case for investment in actions to reduce the frequency and impact of self-harm.Expand abstract
Methods: In a retrospective analysis, we estimated hospital resource use and care costs for all presentations for self-harm to the John Radcliffe Hos...
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General hospital costs in England of medical and psychiatric care for patients who self-harm: a retrospective analysis
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