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Table 1 Reasons for emergency call

From: Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study

  Overall sample Direct ambulance to Emergency Department transfers
Final AMPDS Description N % N %
Psychiatric, non-suicidal without 1st party verification (alert & awake) 4315 48 3338 45
Psychiatric, minor haemorrhage 2615 29 2307 31
Psychiatric, serious haemorrhage 1117 12 955 13
Intentional poisoning 697 8 639 9
Psychiatric, threatening suicide 129 1 120 2
Hanging 43 < 1 15 < 1
Psychiatric, jumper (threatening) 79 < 1 59 < 1
Falls, long fall (= > 6 ft./2 m) – Jumper < 15 < 1 < 15 < 1
Falls, unconscious or not alert - Jumper < 15 < 1 0 0
Psychiatric, not alert < 15 < 1 < 15 < 1
TOTAL 9014 100 7450 100