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Long-Term Suicide Rate After Psychiatric Discharge Averages 484 Per 100,000 Person-Years

Long-term suicide rates after discharge from a psychiatric facility were estimated at a 10-year average of 484 suicides per 100,000 person-years. However the rate varied over time, and ranged from 1,132 per 100,000 person-years, during the first three months after discharge to 277 per 100,000 person-years at more than 10 years post-discharge. The three-month suicide rate represented about 0.28% of those discharged and in the community for three months.
The suicide rate declined over time. During the first five years post-discharge, the rate was 654 …

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