Report Finds Significant Increase In Number Of Kids Hospitalized For Suicide, Self-Injury

MedPage Today (2/21, Firth) reported that a report on children published in the January/February issue of the journal American Pediatrics reveals that “inpatient visits for suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-injury rose by 104% from 29,000 in 2006 to just below 59,000 in 2011, while ‘all-cause’ children’s hospitalizations have not increased.” The report was “based on the 2006 and 2011 AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) which sources data from two national databases that estimate hospital visits and analyzes patterns of emergency department use.”

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— “Hospitals See Alarming Increase in Suicidal Children,” Shannon Firth, MedPage Today, February 20, 2015.

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