Investigation of the Provisional Status of the NZIPS Serious Non-Fatal Self Harm and Assault Indicators

In 2004, the IPRU developed a set of fatal and serious non-fatal indicators to monitor the implementation of NZIPS. Concerns were expressed, however, about the validity of the serious non-fatal indicators of injury incidence for assault and self-harm and IPRU recommended that these be designated provisional.

To test the following hypotheses:
– That there had been an increased likelihood of serious non-fatal self harm cases being recorded with a principal diagnosis of a mental health disorder; and
– Given that a serious non-fatal assault related injury had occurred, that there had been an increase in the reporting of serious non-fatal assault related injuries.

Project Team: Pauline Gulliver, Colin Cryer, Gabrielle Davie.


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