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Suicidal patients in the emergency room: a guide for evaluation and disposition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  437716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The inexperienced emergency room clinician can find it difficult and frustrating to make decisions about patients who have threatened or attempted suicide. A review of the literature suggests two approaches to the evaluation of suicide-attempters: awareness of demographic and social characteristics that identify patients at high risk of another attempt, and simple numerical rating scales focusing on suicide predictors that help the clinician determine level of risk. The authors discuss how to choose the most appropriate disposition for the suicidal patient and emphasize the need for adequate documentation of the decision in the medical record.
Authors:
I W Sletten; J L Barton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-16     Completed Date:  1979-07-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Commitment of Mentally Ill
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Interview, Psychological
Male
Patients / classification*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk
Socioeconomic Factors
Suicide, Attempted / prevention & control,  psychology*

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