• Bibtex: @qin2022
  • Bibliography: Qin, P., Stanley, B., Melle, I., & Mehlum, L. (2022). Association of Psychiatric Services Referral and Attendance Following Treatment for Deliberate Self-harm With Prospective Mortality in Norwegian Patients. JAMA Psychiatry, 79(7), 651–658. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.1124

Example citation

Patients that are referred to–but do not attend–psychiatric services after deliberate self-harm are at an increased risk of death by suicide

Key takeaways

  • adjusted HR 3.07; 95% CI, 2.28-4.12
  • ~50% attended psychiatric treatment in one month after the DSH episode
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The findings highlight the importance of patient engagement in follow-up psychiatric care and underscore the significance of close coordination between somatic emergency departments and psychiatric services treating patients with DSH.