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Adolescents with adversity related injury are more at risk of death than those with accidental injuries, finds study

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 31 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6986
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Adolescents in England who are treated in hospital for injuries related to violence or drug or alcohol use or that are self inflicted should be offered psychological and social support, researchers have said, after finding that these youngsters are at increased risk of death or further injury in the next 10 years.1

Currently national guidance in England stipulates that only young people who present with self inflicted injuries should be given psychosocial assessment. To find out …

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