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The Identification of Clustering in Parasuicide

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Nigel Smeeton*
Affiliation:
General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
Greg Wilkinson
Affiliation:
General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
*
Correspondence

Abstract

A straightforward test for detecting clustering in patterns of parasuicide in individual patients is described and applied to data from the Edinburgh Regional Poisoning Treatment Centre.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1988 

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