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Hoffmann JA, Hall M, Lorenz D
Emergency department visits for suicidal ideation and self-harm in rural and urban youths.
The authors sought to compare emergency department (ED) visit rates for suicidal ideation and/or self-harm among youth by urban-rural location of residence. Data was taken from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. They found that, compared with youths living in urban areas, youths living in rural areas had higher ED visit rates for self-harm, including self-inflicted firearm injuries. The researchers recommended preventive approaches for self-harm based in community and ED settings in order to help address these differences.
Citation: Hoffmann JA, Hall M, Lorenz D . Emergency department visits for suicidal ideation and self-harm in rural and urban youths. J Pediatr 2021 Nov;238:282-89.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.07.013..
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Children/Adolescents, Emergency Department, Behavioral Health, Rural Health, Urban Health, Healthcare Utilization