Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2021 11 21;5(11):782-791. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Centre for Mental Health and Safety, School of Health Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; The National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Manchester, UK.
Background: Studies report an increasing incidence of self-harm in children and adolescents, but the extent to which this is seen in different ethnic groups is unclear. We aimed to investigate rates of emergency department presentations for self-harm in children and adolescents by ethnicity, as well as to examine their demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes.
Methods: In this observational cohort study, we used data on hospital emergency department presentations for self-harm in children and adolescents aged 10-19 years between 2000 and 2016 from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Read More