Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v.44, no.4, (December 1944), p.313-315 SIEC No: 19910272

In this study, hospital records were examined to discover how many cases of poisoning reflected deliberate self-poisoning, as well as to discover the overall accuracy of diagnostic information on poisoning. The authors found that over 95% of the records were correctly coded. They conclude that deliberate self poisoning in adolescents can be identified through routinely collected hospital statistics. (VM)