Deaths from all causes in a long-term follow-up study of 11,583 deliberate self-harm patients.
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 11,583 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...Expand abstract
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