Year: 2014 Source: Healthcare Policy.(2014).10(1):95-105doi:10.12927/hcpol.2014.23940 SIEC No: 20140497

Significant increases in the number of ED presentations were found within the months of the publicized suicides compared to the same months of previous years. No differences were found in symptom acuity, suicidal status and psychiatric hospitalization rates. Significant increases were found in relative risk of presenting to the ED 28 and 90 days post both publicized suicides. Results suggest there was an association between highly publicized suicides and an increase in the number of MH presentations to the local paediatric ED.

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