Evid Based Nurs 2:128 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.128
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A decrease in care was associated with suicide in people with mental illness

Risk factors associated with suicide in mental illness

Risk factors Odds ratio (95% CI)*
*Adjustment for history of self harm, suicidal thoughts during aftercare, index admission as first psychiatric admission, and depression in 3 months before suicide. †Additional adjustment for predictable risk of suicide.
Index admission as first psychiatric admission 2.00 (1.12 to 3.60)
History of self harm 3.05 (1.65 to 5.65)
Suicidal thoughts during aftercare 1.89 (1.02 to 3.51)
Decrease in care 3.73 (1.82 to 7.65)†

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