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Table 3 In-hospital care received by elderly suicide decedents in the year prior to death, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010–2016

From: In-hospital care prior to assisted and unassisted suicide in swiss older people: a state-level retrospective study

Type of care All n = 359 Not-assisted suicide n = 90 Assisted suicide n = 269 P-Value
Hospitalizations - no. (%) 186 (51.8) 30 (33.3) 156 (57.9) <.001
Hospitalizations in general wards- no. (%) 172 (47.9) 17 (18.8) 155 (57.6) <.001
Hospitalizations in psychiatry- no. (%) 24 (6.6) 19 (21.1) 5 (1.8) <.001
Ambulatory emergency department use - no. (%) 110 (30.6) 11 (12.2) 99 (36.8) <.001
Surgery - no. (%) 66 (18.3) 3 (3.3) 63 (23.4) <.001
Intensive care unit admissions - no. (%) 15 (4.2) 3 (3.3) 12 (4.5) .770