Year: 2017 Source: Tropical Doctor. (2017). 0(0): 1-4. Published online 1 September 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0049475517729065 SIEC No: 20170529

Our study sought to identify factors at presentation which can predict the outcome after an attempted hanging. A retrospective analysis of patients over a 12-year period was carried out. A poor outcome was found in 17.8% and this could be predicted by the presence of myoclonus, a Glasgow coma motor score of ≤3 or an abnormal chest radiograph.