Self-Inflicted Injury

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Self-Inflicted Injury

The deliberate injury of oneself. Self-inflicted injuries may be the result of depression or may be a form of insurance fraud. In any case, many insurers exclude self-inflicted injuries from coverage.
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The solution to alleviate some of the financial pressures on our unique and globally admired system caused by culprits ending up in hospitals due to self-inflicted injuries, especially at weekends, has been staring MPs and AMs in the face for years.
THE RATE OF SELF-INFLICTED injuries has in creased significantly among young girls since 2009, according to a study of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injuries from 2001 to 2015.
The rate of self-inflicted injuries has increased significantly among young girls since 2009, according to a study of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injuries from 2001 to 2015.
Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) defines self-harm as being intentional self-inflicted injuries and poisonings, as well as suicide attempts (3).
We know that sometimes people hospitalised because of self-inflicted injuries are not shown the care and respect they need and deserve.
Dr Cameron, who writes under a pseudonym to protect his identity, said yesterday: "What I and other doctors have seen is a huge rise in self-inflicted injuries, driven by the desire for money.
He said: "I've been there myself when it comes to self-inflicted injuries and I've picked up plenty of niggles over the past few years.
According to Health Canada, suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading cause of death for First Nations youth and adults up to 44 years of age.
Rates of self-inflicted injuries among teens visiting the emergency department increased by 45% between 2009 and 2012, according to a recent study.
Surely the answer is to charge for treatment for these self-inflicted injuries and by so doing I am certain we would see an easing of the pressure on all our A&Es.