Risk of suicide after diagnosis of severe physical health conditions: A retrospective cohort study of 47 million people

Background The diagnosis of a severe physical health condition can cause psychological distress and lead to severe depression. The association between severe physical health conditions and the risk of suicide, and how the risk of suicide changes in the months following diagnosis, are not clear. Methods We estimated whether a diagnosis of severe physical health […]

The risk of suicide in patients with critical illness: A population-based study in Taiwan

The authors investigated retrospectively the association between critical illness and risk of suicide attempts. The data are from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database. Propensity score matching, multivariable models, Kaplan–Meier analysis, and competing risk analysis were used to explore this association. The authors found that patients having an critical illness were associated with increased risk of suicide attempts after […]

Suicide and self-harm in adult survivors of critical illness: Population based cohort study

Objective To analyse the association between survival from critical illness and suicide or self-harm after hospital discharge. Design Population based cohort study using linked and validated provincial databases. Setting Ontario, Canada between January 2009 and December 2017 (inclusive). Participants Consecutive adult intensive care unit (ICU) survivors (≥18 years) were included. Linked administrative databases were used to compare ICU hospital […]