• Characteristics of small areas with high rates of hospital-treated self-harm: deprived, fragmented and urban or just close to hospital? A national registry study.

      O'Farrell, I B; Corcoran, P; Perry, I J; Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland. (Journal of epidemiology and community health, 2014-10-15)
      Previous research has shown an inconsistent relationship between the spatial distribution of hospital treated self-harm and area-level factors such as deprivation and social fragmentation. However, many of these studies have been confined to urban centres, with few focusing on rural settings and even fewer studies carried out at a national level. Furthermore, no previous research has investigated if travel time to hospital services can explain the area-level variation in the incidence of hospital treated self-harm.