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Contributing Factors for the Registration Rates within Emergency Department Based Post-suicidal Care Program
Dong-Ki Kim, Byeong Jo Chun, Jong Mi Moon, Yong Soo Cho, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Hyun Jung Kim, Mi Jin Kim
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2016;14(1):54-59
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2016
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University, School of Medicine
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University, School of Medicine
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University, School of Medicine
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University, School of Medicine
5Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Medical School
6Emergency Department based Suicide Surveillance Team, Chonnam National University Hospital
7Emergency Department based Suicide Surveillance Team, Chonnam National University Hospital

Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the independent factors associated with the registration rate for the community-based post suicidal care program in the emergency department (ED). Methods: This prospective observational study was conducted between January and September 2015 at the academic ED in the tertiary urban hospital. The variables examined included gender, age, address, type of insurance, history of previous psychiatric disease, suicide methods, number of previous attempts, CES-D (The Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale), and disposition at ED. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were conducted to identify factors affecting the registration rate for the community-based post suicidal care program. Results: Overall, 331 suicides were investigated, 61 (18.4%) of which were registered in the post-suicide care program. Factors such as a intervention by psychiatric physician (OR: 3.287, 95%; CI: 1.207-9.624) and levels of depression by CES-D score of 16-24 (OR: 3.635; CI: 1.055-12.526) were significantly correlated with registration for the program. Conclusion: The registration rate for the community-based post suicidal care program was influenced by frequent intervention by a psychiatric physician and levels of depression by CES-D score of 16-24.

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