Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries

Baseline: 182.7 emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries per 100,000 population aged 10 years and over occurred in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 144.7 emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Every year in the United States, many people are treated in the emergency department because they hurt themselves on purpose — and the rate of intentional self-harm is increasing. In addition, self-harm injuries are a key risk factor for suicide. Promoting connectedness, teaching coping and problem-solving skills, and strengthening economic supports and access to suicide care are examples of strategies that can help prevent injuries from intentional self-harm.