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Self-harm [QS34]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 3

People who have self harmed receive a comprehensive psychosocial assessement

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people who have self harmed to either receive a comprehensive psychosocial assessment or are referred to a specialist mental health professional for the assessment.
What was measured: Hospital presentations with self-harm where a psychosocial assessment by a mental health professional has taken place
Data collection end: June 2011
Area covered: National
Source: Cooper J et al (2013) Are hospital services for self-harm getting better? An observational study examining management, service provision and temporal trends in England. BMJ Open 2013; Vol 3, e003444 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003444

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