Year: 2015 Source: Archives of Suicide Research.(2015).19(1):17-34. DOI:10.1080/13811118.2013.824841 SIEC No: 20150165

The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with hospital admission after suicide spectrum behaviors. PatientsÕ characteristics, the nature of the suicidal behavior, admission rates between centers, and factors associated with admission have been examined in suicide spectrum presentations to emergency departments in 3 Spanish cities. The intent of the suicidal behavior had the greatest impact on hospitalization. Older age, living alone, self-harm method not involving drug overdose, previous history of suicide spectrum behaviors, and psychiatric diagnosis of schizophrenia, mood, or personality disorder were independently associated with being admitted.