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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02711
Request Date
September 12, 2018
Subject
A & E Admissions
Description

How many Accident and Emergency admissions have been recorded as intentional self harm (x84) as the chief complaint between August 2017- August 2018?

 

How many Accident and Emergency admissions have been recorded with suicidal intent (R458) as the chief complaint between August 2017- August 2018?

Response
How many Accident and Emergency admissions have been recorded as intentional self-harm (x84) as the chief complaint between August 2017- August 2018? 42 patients presenting at A&E who were also admitted to hospital were recorded as “self-harm” in A&E department.

 

2 patients admitted via A&E were coded on discharge as having “intentionally self-harmed by unspecified means” (X84).

 

780 patients admitted via A&E were coded on discharge as having intentionally self-harmed (X60 – X84).

How many Accident and Emergency admissions have been recorded with suicidal intent (R458) as the chief complaint between August 2017- August 2018? 0 patients were recorded as having “suicidal intent” as presenting complaint in A&E.

 

Diagnosis code R458 identifies “Other symptoms and signs involving emotional state” and does not individually identify suicidal intent.

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