Risk of suicide and repeat self-harm after hospital attendance for non-fatal self-harm in Sri Lanka: a cohort study

The Lancet Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 1 July 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30214-7

Autores: Duleeka Knipe, PhD., Prof Chris Metcalfe, PhD., Prof Keith Hawton, FMedSci., Melissa Pearson, PhD., Prof Andrew Dawson, FRCP., Shaluka Jayamanne, MD., et al.

Background: Evidence from high income countries (HICs) suggests that individuals who present to hospital after self-harm are an important target for suicide prevention, but evidence from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) is lacking. We aimed to investigate the risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and factors associated with these outcomes, in a large cohort of patients presenting to hospital with self-harm in rural Sri Lanka.

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