Year: 2001 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.178, no.6, (June 2001), p.531-536 SIEC No: 20020019

This paper describes a retrospective case-control study of 234 patients who completed suicide within 1 year of hospital discharge matched for age, gender, diagnosis, & admission period with 431 controls. Odds ratios for identified risk factors were calculated using conditional multiple logistic regression. Independent increased-risk factors included: not being White, living alone, history of deliberate self-harm, & suicidal ideation precipitating admission. Reduced risk factors included: shared accomodation, delusions at admission, & continuity of contact. Discontinuity of care from a significant professional was associated with increased risk of suicide. (22 refs.)