A study of deliberate self-harm and its repetition among patients presenting to an emergency department.
BACKGROUND: Marked differences have been found in the characteristics of people dying by suicide in Western and Asian countries. However, there is less information available on possible differences for deliberate self-harm (DSH). AIMS: To compare the characteristics of people presenting to hospital in Hong Kong and Oxford (UK) with DSH, and to assess the outcome of those persons in Hong Kong. METHODS: A sample of DSH patients admitted to the accident and emergency (AandE) department of a reg...Expand abstract
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