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Table 6 Referral to follow-up for patients treated for self-poisoning

From: Suicidal intention, psychosocial factors and referral to further treatment: A one-year cross-sectional study of self-poisoning

   Compared with suicide attempts  
Referral to follow-up
OR (95% C.I.)
Suicide attempt Appeal Substance use-related poisoning Total
  % %
OR (95% C.I)
%
OR (95% C.I)
%
No referral 5%
ref
10%
2.28* (1.18-4.39)
36%
11.0 ** (6.35-19.02)
18%
General practitioner 19%
ref
31%
1.96* (1.32-2.90)
28%
1.69* (1.17-2.42)
25%
Suicide prevention team 11%
ref
10%
0.98 (0.57-1.70)
2%
0.18** (0.08-0.40)
7%
Substance abuse treatment 4%
ref
7%
1.70 (0.79-3.64)
10%
2.69* (1.39-5.20)
7%
Psychiatric outpatient clinic 39%
ref
47%
1.14* (1.00-1.98)
11%
0.19** (0.13-0.29)
30%
Psychiatric ward, voluntary 18%
ref
9%
0.44* (0.26-0.75)
1%
0.03** (0.01-0.11)
9%
Psychiatric ward, involuntary 20%
ref
6%
0.25**(0.14-0.46)
3%
0.13** (0.07-0.13)
10%
Other referral 9%
ref
7%
0.70 (0.37-1.33)
17%
2.08 * (1.31-3.33)
11%
Left hospital against medical advice 2%
ref
0.1%
0.24 (0.03-1.97)
6%
3.18* (1.25-8.06)
3%
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.001
  3. More than one category was possible for each patient. In the multinomial analyses, each group is compared with the suicide attempt group, which is therefore listed as the reference category.