Psychiatr Prax 2002; 29(1): 22-24
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-19674
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Suizid nach stationärer psychiatrischer Behandlung

Suicide after Discharge from Psychiatric HospitalUlrike  Hoffmann-Richter1 , Simone  Känzig2 , Andreas  Frei3 , Asmus  Finzen2
  • 1SUVA Luzern
  • 2Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Basel
  • 3Psychiatrie-Zentrum Luzern
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Publication Date:
22 January 2002 (online)


56 of 287 persons committing suicide between 1992 and 1995 in the region of the city of Basel were identified to have been inpatients in the region in psychiatric hospitals between 1986 and 1995. Fifty of these committed suicide after discharge from hospital - eight times as many as during their time as inpatients. A quarter of these patients killed themselfs within the first four weeks after discharge.


Dr. med. Ulrike Hoffmann-Richter


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