Deliberate self-harm by ingestion of agricultural insecticides burdens limited critical care facilities.
Subject: Insecticides
Agricultural chemicals
Pub Date: 01/01/2013
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2013 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: Jan, 2013 Source Volume: 103 Source Issue: 1
Product: Product Code: 2879500 Insecticides; 2870000 Agricultural Chemicals NAICS Code: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing SIC Code: 2879 Agricultural chemicals, not elsewhere classified; 2873 Nitrogenous fertilizers; 2874 Phosphatic fertilizer industry
Accession Number: 312828748
Full Text: A community service medical officer (4) reports on the burden such patients place on the limited critical care facilities at Cecelia Makiwane Hospital, costing the Eastern Cape fiscus, at a conservative estimate, R1. (3) million a year. Fortunately there has been a fall in these admissions, for which several reasons are advanced, the most hopeful being that potential victims are receiving improved social support.

(4.) Favara DM. The burden of deliberate self-harm on the critical care unit of a peri-urban referral hospital in the Eastern Cape: A 5-year review of 419 patients. S Afr Med J 2013;103(1):40-43. []
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