Year: 1992 Source: The Journal of Trauma, v.33, no.3, (September 1992), p.457-464 SIEC No: 19920931

156 suicide attempts were identified in 9,046 consecutive trauma admissions. 38 patients died; 118 were discharged & received long-term follow-up. 7 patients made repeat suicide attempts. Risk factors associated with repeat attempts were younger age, prior attempts, family history of suicide, schizophrenia & not living at home. Identifying patients with these risk factors & providing them with alcohol abuse treatment, sustained psychiatric treatment & stable homes may prevent repeat attempts.