Year: 1990 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, (June 1990), p.866-870 SIEC No: 19910104

Analyzes the hospital & death records of 10 to 20-year-olds with a diagnosis of piosoning. 10% of the study population had at least 1 further hospital admission for poisoning in the next 3.6 years. Female admission rates were substantially higher than those for males, but readmission rates, given a first admission, were similar. The risk of death was greater among older adolescents, particularly males. Prior attempts were not found to increase the risk of death. (VM)