Journal article

Contact with Mental Health Services After Acute Care for Self-Harm Among Adults Released from Prison: A Prospective Data Linkage Study

Jesse T Young, Rohan Borschmann, Ed Heffernan, Matthew J Spittal, Lisa Brophy, James RP Ogloff, Paul Moran, Gregory Armstrong, David B Preen, Stuart A Kinner

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the care pathway and rate and predictors of mental health care contact within seven days of discharge from acute care following self-harm. METHOD: In a representative cohort of adults released from prisons in Queensland, Australia, we probabilistically linked person-level, statewide ambulance, emergency department, and hospital records, both prospectively and retrospectively, and community mental health service and Medicare records prospectively, to baseline survey data. We fit multivariate modified log-linked Poisson regression models to examine the association between sociodemographic, health, and criminal justice factors and mental health care contact after self-ha..

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