Socio-economic Profile and Outcome of Poisoning Cases in a Tertiary Care Center of Nepal

Authors : Rajesh Kumar Mandal; Sunil Kumar Daha; Binod Dangol

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 6 - June

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: Poisoning is one of the major public health problems gripping developing countries like Nepal. Among variety of poisons, pesticides and insecticides are easily available in Nepal, and thus commonly linked to self-harm and suicide. Establishment of a socio-clinical profile of poisoning would help to endorse pertinent preventive and management strategies. In this regard, this study aimed to determine the socio-clinical profile and outcome of acute poisoning cases admitted to Bheri hospital, a tertiary care center in Nepalgunj. Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted from 16th July 2019 to 15th July 2020. Demographic details, circumstances of poisoning, name and chemical nature of the poisonous substance(s), poisonous substance and various other parameters were reviewed and analyzed using by SPSS 20.

Keywords : Poisoning; Organophosphate; Pesticides; Suicide.


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