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PW 0307 The effect of insurance type on suicides: comparison between young adults and elderly
  1. JO Ji Yeon1,
  2. Seung Chul Lee1,
  3. Sanghun Lee1,
  4. Min Seong Kang2,
  5. Juok Park3,
  6. Song Yi Lee1
  1. 1Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital
  2. 2Hanyang University College
  3. 3Hallym University College of Medicine


A variety of factors, from the personal level to the social level, are associated with suicide, most previous studies have focused on individual characteristics. Of suicide attempters are related to economic factors. The experience of economic difficulties is a factor that greatly affects the life of the individual. In this study, we focus on the groups that have economic difficulties and pay attention to why they commit suicide. In order to reduce and prevent the suicide rate of the elderly, we investigate the demography and character based on elderly suicide attempters who visited the emergency room.

Based on the in-depth survey data of emergency room injured patients with 20 hospitals, from January 2011 to December 2015, benefit insurance suicide in 1894 (7.09%) and other insurance suicide party for 24 821 (92.9%) people were analyzed were divided into elderly and adults. Among 26 715 eligible patients, 1894 (7.09%) patients were Medical benefit Insurance, 24 821 (92.9%) other Insurance. Medical benefits insurance was 1632 (86.2%), elderly was 262 (13.8%), young adults was 20 924 (84.3%) and elderly was 3897 (15.7%) in other Insurance. The logistic results were total deaths in hospitals were 2.75 higher in elderly, 2.86 higher in ICU hospitalization and hospital deaths and 3.73 higher in EMRISS. In the interaction model, AORs (95% CIs) of only benefit insurance elderly EMRISS than other insurance elderly was higher 3.73 (3.43–4.06). The mortality rate was not high when the medical insurance was protected.By comparing adults and suicide attempts in the elderly, we could identify the differences.

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