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2022 Oct 29


Outpatient Mental Health Follow-up and Recurrent Self-harm and Suicide Among Patients Admitted to the ICU for Self-harm: A Population-based Cohort Study.


Fernando SM, Pugliese M, McIsaac DI, Qureshi D, Talarico R, Sood MM, Myran DT, Herridge MS, Needham DM, Munshi L, Rochwerg B, Fiest KM, Milani C, Kisilewicz M, Bienvenu JO, Brodie D, Fan E, Fowler RA, Ferguson ND, Scales DC, et al.
Chest. 2022 Oct 29.
PMID: 36445799.


Patients surviving an ICU admission for deliberate self-harm are at high risk of recurrent self-harm or suicide after discharge. It is unknown whether mental health follow-up after discharge (with either a family physician or psychiatrist) reduces this risk.