DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.01.004
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Mohammed Usman, Tracey Dryden-Mead, Catherine Crouch

Abstract: Self-harm in young people has significant costs to the individual, family, community, and the health care system.Evidence-based strategies to address this issue is limited. Our study aims to present evidence for the strategy of utilizing planned admissions to reduce emergency presentations of adolescents who self-harm. A retrospective cohort study of individuals who were offered planned admissions to the state wide in patient adolescent psychiatric unit in South Australia. Of the participants studied, there …

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