Factors associated with hospitalization after suicide spectrum behaviors: results from a multicentre study in Spain

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Jiménez-Treviño, Luis
Saiz, Pilar Alejandra
Corcoran, Paul
Burón, Patricia
García-Portilla, Ma Paz
Chinea, Eugenio Ramón
Navio, Mercedes
Fernández, Víctor
Jimenez-Arriero, Miguel Angel
Gracia, Ramón
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Objectives: to identify factors associated with admission after suicide spectrum behaviors. Methods: Patient's characteristics, the nature of their suicidal behavior, admission rates between centres, and factors associated with admission have been examined in suicide spectrum presentations to emergency departments in three Spanish cities. Results: 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. There was a three-fold between-centre difference in the rate of hospitalization. Conclusions: widespread differences in the rate of hospitalization were primarily accounted for by characteristics of the individual patients and their suicidal behavior.
Suicide , Epidemiology , Hospitalization
JIMÉNEZ-TREVIÑO, L., SAIZ, P. A., CORCORAN, P., BURÓN, P., GARCÍA-PORTILLA, M. P., CHINEA, E. R., NAVIO, M., FERNÁNDEZ, V., JIMENEZ-ARRIERO, M. A., GRACIA, R. & BOBES, J. (2015) 'Factors associated with hospitalization after suicide spectrum behaviors: results from a multicenter study in Spain', Archives of Suicide Research, 19(1), pp. 17-34. doi:10.1080/13811118.2013.824841.
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© 2015, International Academy for Suicide Research. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Archives of Suicide Research, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13811118.2013.824841