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Hospital management of self harm in adults in England

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1440

Study contains important data not reported in the paper

  1. Alex J Mitchell, consultant in liaison psychiatry (
  1. Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW

    EDITOR—Bennewith et al studied variations in the hospital management of self harm in adults in England.1 Unusually, they do not comment on several important facets of their own data. They mention one non-predictor of overall low service score (hospital size), but, in addition, a poor score was predicted by a service that had a low turnover of patients who had harmed themselves (P<0.026), although it was …

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