Year: 1995 Source: Scottish Medical Journal, v.40, (1995), p.10-13 SIEC No: 19980766

This is a follow-up study of 44 patients admitted to an Edinburgh hospital after frequent deliberate self-harm (3 or more episodes within one week) at least once between 1982-87. 42 patients were traced after a minimum of 3 years. 38 patients were known to have repeated self-harm an average of 13 times during the follow-up. There was only death by probable suicide. The average cost of inpatient accomodation & psychiatric assessment of this group during follow-up was 34,036 English pounds.