Year: 1996 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.47, no.7, (July 1996), p.755-757 SIEC No: 19970250

The records, from an urban American trauma center, were studied covering a one-year period. Fifty-nine victims of intentional injury were compared to adolescents admitted for attempted suicide (28). Psychosocial assessment in intentionally injured was 49% compared to 93% for suicide attempters. Psychosocial consultation was 58% for the intentionally injured, compared to 96% for suicide attempters. Follow-up on the intentionally injured was 9% compared to 61%, for suicide attempters.