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The hospital management of fatal self-poisoning in industrialized countries: an opportunity for suicide prevention?

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Suicide by self-poisoning is a prevalent cause of death worldwide. A substantial proportion of individuals who poison themselves come into contact with medical services before they die. Our focus in the current study was the medical management of drug self-poisoning in industrialized countries and its possible contribution to suicide prevention. We reviewed the literature to determine the proportion of self-poisoning suicides who reach hospital alive, the sociodemographic and clinical charact...

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10.1521/suli.2006.36.3.302

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Suicide and life-threatening behavior
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
302-312
Publication date:
2006-06-01
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EISSN:
1943-278X
ISSN:
0363-0234
Source identifiers:
168338
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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