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Are hospital services for self-harm getting better? An observational study examining management, service provision and temporal trends in England

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OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and management of individuals attending hospital with self-harm and assess changes in management and service quality since an earlier study in 2001, a period in which national guidance has been available. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: A stratified random sample of 32 hospitals in England, UK. PARTICIPANTS: 6442 individuals presenting with 7689 episodes of self-harm during a 3-month audit period between 2010 and 2011. OUTCOME: Self-harm episo...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003444

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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Publication date:
2013-11-19
Acceptance date:
2013-10-09
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2044-6055
Source identifiers:
440356
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English
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Deposit date:
2013-12-12

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