Table 2

Presentation of self-harm across services* and associated outpatient appointments from 1 August 2011 to 30 September 2015

By individual†By event‡
Individuals
n (%; 95% CI)
Females
n (%§; 95% CI)
Events
n (%; 95% CI)
Self-poisoning only
n (%; 95% CI)
Self-injury only
n (%; 95% CI)
Self-poisoning and injury
n (%; 95% CI)
Outpatients¶
n (%; 95% CI)
Mental health specialty
n (%**; 95% CI)
Paediatric specialty
n(%††; 95% CI)
GP only3912 (25; 24 to 26)2530 (65; 63 to 66)10 690 (37; 36 to 37)6194 (58; 57 to 59)4181 (39; 38 to 40)315 (3; 3 to 3)2504 (23; 23 to 24)1758 (70; 67 to 73)90 (4; 3 to 4)
Hospital admission only1084 (7; 7 to 7)652 (60; 57 to 63)4171 (14; 14 to 15)3364 (81; 79 to 82)673 (16; 15 to 17)134 (3; 3 to 4)1308 (31; 30 to 33)907 (69; 65 to 74)46 (4; 3 to 5)
ED only3428 (22; 21 to 22)1449 (42; 41 to 44)7471 (26; 25 to 26)1371 (18; 17 to 19)5075 (68; 67 to 69)1025 (14; 13 to 15)1882 (25; 24 to 26)1080 (57; 54 to 61)46 (2; 2 to 3)
GP and hospital admission2394 (15; 15 to 16)1725 (72; 70 to 74)2270 (8; 8 to 8)1633 (72; 70 to 74)149 (7; 6 to 8)488 (21; 20 to 23)734 (32; 30 to 35)592 (81; 74 to 87)28 (4; 3 to 5)
GP and ED1979 (13; 12 to 13)1150 (58; 56 to 60)2144 (7; 7 to 8)518 (24; 22 to 26)474 (22; 20 to 24)1152 (54; 52 to 56)545 (25; 23 to 28)408 (75; 67 to 82)8 (1; 1 to 3)
ED and hospital admission566 (4; 3 to 4)331 (58; 54 to 62)1133 (4; 4 to 4)308 (27; 25 to 30)157 (14; 12 to 16)668 (59; 56 to 62)413 (36; 33 to 40)321 (78; 69 to 86)17 (4; 3 to 7)
GP, ED and hospital admission2376 (15; 15 to 16)1647 (69; 67 to 71)1091 (4; 4 to 4)289 (26; 24 to 29)59 (5; 4 to 7)743 (68; 65 to 71)383 (35; 32 to 39)319 (83; 74 to 92)18 (5; 3 to 7)
Total15 7399484 (60; 59 to 61)28 97013 677 (47; 47 to 48)10 768 (37; 37 to 38)4525 (16; 15 to 16)7769 (27; 26 to 27)5385 (69; 67 to 71)253 (3; 3 to 4)
  • *Mutually exclusive groups.

  • †Total number of individuals presenting to service(s) over the study period

  • ‡Event defined as a self-harm presentation across one or more services on a given date

  • §Percentage of presenting individuals

  • ¶Presence of outpatient appointmnet within the susequent 30 days.

  • **Percentage of outpatient appointments under a mental health specialty

  • ††Percentage of outpatient appointments under a paediatric specialty

  • ED, emergency department; GP, general practice.