Systematic review of resource utilization in the hospital management of deliberate self-harm.
BACKGROUND: Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a significant public health problem, representing a major burden in terms of morbidity to the individual and health-service utilization. While clinical guidelines suggest good practice for the short-term hospital management of DSH, there remains considerable variability in the way that services are provided. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to examine the current evidence on hospital resource use and costs involved in the s...Expand abstract
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