Suicide and community psychiatric care

Cantor, C. H., Burnett, P. C., Quinn, J., Nizette, D., & Brook, C. (1992) Suicide and community psychiatric care. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 85(3), pp. 229-233.

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A preliminary survey of 34 suicides among patients attending community services for the chronically mentally ill revealed a rate of 520 per 100,000 admitted. In contrast to earlier hospital surveys, no risk variables were identified for patients dying by suicide. Thirty-four percent of suicides occurred within one week of the last treatment and 59% within 3 months of service entry. It appears that early and intensive follow-up may be necessary to prevent suicide among patients receiving community psychiatric care.

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ID Code: 27920
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Suicide, Community Psychiatric Care
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1992.tb08600.x
ISSN: 0001-690X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1992 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Deposited On: 14 Oct 2009 02:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:58

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