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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Suicide, Community Psychiatric Care|
|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.|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2009 12:15|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:58|
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