Self-Inflicted Injury


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Related to Self-Inflicted Injury: Self harm, Self abuse, Self mutilation

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 most common method of self-inflicted injury for females was poisoning.
"Emergency department providers have a unique opportunity to intervene with self-inflicted injury patients during a high-risk period," Dr.
About 34.0% (n = 1501) of the assault-related cases were reported by 10 EDs; these same 10 EDs reported 10.0% (n = 42) of the self-inflicted injury cases.
The supreme court agreed that "this is one reasonable interpretation," but not the only one: "An equally reasonable interpretation is that if a self-inflicted injury results from an illness, treatment for that injury is covered."
According to the majority "the deliberate constriction of one's windpipe with the purpose of depriving the brain of oxygen is an intentionally self-inflicted injury within the meaning of the policy's exclusionary clause." (See 340 F.3d at 133.)
The policy didn't define "accident" and expressly excluded coverage for "any intentionally self-inflicted injury, suicide or suicide attempt, whether sane or insane."
To evaluate the likelihood that a nonfatal self-inflicted injury was suicide-related, CDC analyzed verbatim text comments recorded in the NEISS-AIP database from ED patient charts for each injury.
Officers should determine the existence of any prior suicide attempts or gestures by the child and consider the possibility that the child has disappeared as a result of a self-inflicted injury.
Boys still drink more heavily and more frequently than girls, but the gender gap is narrowing in most Member States.Road accidents, suicides and self-inflicted injury.Traffic accidents are the biggest killer of youngsters, and suicide is the second largest cause of death.
Representatives of the Australian clubs hope to be given permission to open talks with Gascoigne, who is expected to be out of action for six weeks after his latest self-inflicted injury.
They reported that it appeared to be a self-inflicted injury by a gunshot.
It is a self-inflicted injury brought about by having too many thinkers and talkers - but too few with the ability or will to initiate and act.