Table 1

Summary hospital characteristics and variation in management of self-harm patients across 32 English hospitals in 2010/2011

Service scale score (maximum 21)Total individuals during auditTotal episodes during auditEpisodes receiving specialist psychosocial assessment*Episodes admitted to a medical bedEpisodes with referral for mental health follow-up care*Episodes admitted to a psychiatric ward*
Median (range)14.5 (10.5–19)186 (85–450)223 (90–518)58% (24–88)54% (22–85)28% (11–64)7% (0–21)
  • *Information was based on 31 hospitals because mental health records were not accessed in one hospital.