|Title:||Gender differences in healthcare service utilisation 1 year before suicide: National record linkage study||Authors:||Chang C.-M.
|Issue Date:||2009||Journal Volume:||195||Journal Issue:||5||Start page/Pages:||459-460||Source:||British Journal of Psychiatry||Abstract:||
All suicides (n=12497) in Taiwan in 2001-2004 were identified from mortality records retrieved from the National Health insurance Database. Altogether, 95.1% of females and 84.9% of males had been in contact with healthcare services in the year before their death. Females received significantly more diagnoses of psychiatric disorders (48.0% v. 30.2%) and major depression (17.8% v. 7.4%) than males. Such differences were consistent across different medical settings where contact with hospital-based non-psychiatric physicians was as common as with general practitioners (GPs). However, diagnoses of psychiatric disorders were underdiagnosed in both genders.
|ISSN:||71250||DOI:||10.1192/bjp.bp.108.053728||SDG/Keyword:||adult; article; data base; female; health care utilization; health service; human; major clinical study; major depression; male; medical record; mental disease; mortality; sex difference; suicide; Taiwan; Adult; Depressive Disorder, Major; Female; Health Services; Humans; Male; Medical Record Linkage; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Sex Distribution; Sex Factors; Suicide; Taiwan
|Appears in Collections:||醫學院附設醫院 (臺大醫院)|
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