Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on knowledge of specific dangers of self poisoning: population based surveys
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- United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Directorate of Mental Health, Barrow Hospital, Bristol BS19 3SG.
Paracetamol is the drug most commonly taken in overdose in the United Kingdom,1causing a substantial number of deaths.2 We have investigated the impact of the fictional portrayal of a potentially fatal paracetamol overdose in the television drama Casualty (seen by 12.8 million viewers) on short and long term knowledge related to paracetamol poisoning.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||British Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Apr 1999|
- Acetaminophen, Analgesics, Non-Narcotic, Awareness, Drama, Drug Overdose, Female, Great Britain, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Poisoning, Television