Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 29, Pages: 1-6
Ye-Jin Han, Hong-Ryang Jung* and Cheong-Hwan Lim
Objective: This reserach was conducted to review whether there was a difference in the method of attempted suicide in patients admitted to the emergency medical center at S region, from January 2014 to December 2014. Methods: We reviewed retrospectively the medical records by using 162 cases of attempted suicide patients in the emergency medical center. An analysis of medical treatment result based on gender and age characteristics, season of suicide occurrence,suicide attempt method, and treatment result based on suicide attempt, was conducted by investigating general characteristics, season of suicide occurrence, emergency medical care, and suicide attempt methods. Findings: As per the result of the analysis, suicide by consuming sleeping pills was the most common among the suicide attempt methods. Hospital transfer due to consumption of sleeping pills and mortality rate due to pesticide poisoning were the highest. There was no difference across the time of arrival at the hospital, the season or the day of the week. In conclusion, emotional support from family members is desperately required to prevent suicides via hanging that have the highest effect on death and to better prevent the usage of medications meant to be used as sleeping aids as an aid to suicide. Improvements: Therefore, based on the results of this research, we intend to develop a suicide prevention program suitable for age group, and provide basic information necessary for establishing a national health project plan that reduces public health expenses.
Keywords: Emergency Medical Center, Mortality Rate, Pesticide, Sleeping Pills, Suicide Methods
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