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dc.contributor.authorDougall, Nadineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Margareten_UK
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Alisonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSinnott, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcCafferty, Susanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Caroleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorClark, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorSpringbett, Antheaen_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground: Studies have rarely explored suicides completed following discharge from both general and psychiatric hospital settings. Such research might identify additional opportunities for intervention. Aims: To identify and summarise Scottish psychiatric and general hospital records for individuals who have died by suicide. Method A linked data study of deaths by suicide, aged ⩾15 years from 1981 to 2010. Results: This study reports on a UK data-set of individuals who died by suicide (n = 16 411), of whom 66% (n = 10 907) had linkable previous hospital records. Those who died by suicide were 3.1 times more frequently last discharged from general than from psychiatric hospitals; 24% of deaths occurred within 3 months of hospital discharge (58% of these from a general hospital). Only 14% of those discharged from a general hospital had a recorded psychiatric diagnosis at last visit; an additional 19% were found to have a previous lifetime psychiatric diagnosis. Median time between last discharge and death was fourfold greater in those without a psychiatric history. Diagnoses also revealed that less than half of those last discharged from general hospital had had a main diagnosis of ‘injury or poisoning'. Conclusions: Suicide prevention activity, including a better psychiatric evaluation of patients within general hospital settings deserves more attention. Improved information flow between secondary and primary care could be facilitated by exploiting electronic records of previous psychiatric diagnoses.en_UK
dc.publisherThe Royal College of Psychiatristsen_UK
dc.relationDougall N, Lambert P, Maxwell M, Dawson A, Sinnott R, McCafferty S, Morris C, Clark D & Springbett A (2014) Deaths by suicide and their relationship with general and psychiatric hospital discharge: 30-year record linkage study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204 (4), pp. 267-273.
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dc.titleDeaths by suicide and their relationship with general and psychiatric hospital discharge: 30-year record linkage studyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Psychiatryen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology, Social Policy & Criminologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationApplied Social Scienceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Melbourneen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS National Services Scotlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS National Services Scotlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS National Services Scotlanden_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectData Management through e-Social Science: Case studies, Provisions and Support (Dames)en_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorDougall, Nadine|0000-0003-3462-6960en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLambert, Paul|0000-0002-3045-4172en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaxwell, Margaret|0000-0003-3318-9500en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDawson, Alison|0000-0002-2834-4871en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSinnott, Richard|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcCafferty, Susan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMorris, Carole|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorClark, David|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSpringbett, Anthea|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectES/F029497/1|Economic and Social Research Council|
local.rioxx.filenameBJPsych 2014.pdfen_UK
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