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ERIC Number: EJ785838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Duration of Hospitalization and Post Discharge Suicide
Ho, Ting-Pong
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v36 n6 p682-686 Dec 2006
A retrospective cohort of discharged patients from all public psychiatric hospitals in Hong Kong (1997-1999) was linked to suicide data from Coroner's court. Patients hospitalized shorter than 15 days had significantly lower suicide rates than longer stay patients. The results were fairly consistent across immediate/late post discharge periods, gender, age, diagnoses, and narrow/wide definitions of suicide. This finding was opposite of what has been reported in the literature. Short hospitalization carried different suicide risks in different service settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong