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  1. Fulltext. The emergency department in surveillance of attempted suicide : findings and methodologic considerations.

    Article - En anglais


    The authors conducted one of the first active, population-based public health surveillance systems for detecting suicide attempts in the United States.

    Surveillance was conducted in all four hospital emergency departments serving a county suburban to Atlanta, GA, with a population of 426,000.

    Emergency department staff gathered information from all patients who presented with an intentionally self-injected injury (suicide attempt) or with thoughts about self-injury (suicidal deation).

    During an 18-month period in 1988 and 1989, 798 suicide attempt-related patients were reported, for a rate of 124.7 per 100,000 county residents per year.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance sanitaire, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Homme, Réseau information, Tentative suicide

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary surveillance, Georgia, United States, North America, America, Hospital ward, Emergency, Human, Information network, Suicide attempt

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0499064

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.