Psychiatric telephone contact following emergency department discharge reduces suicide re-attempts in people originally admitted for attempted suicide

Vaiva, G.; Ducrocq, F.; Meyer, P.
February 2007
Evidence Based Mental Health;Feb2007, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the implications of psychiatric telephone contact after discharge from an emergency department on the reduction of further suicide attempts. The study was conducted to 605 adults who are discharged from an emergency department after an attempted suicide by drug overdose. It revealed that telephone contact after one month following the discharge reduces the attempt of suicide compared with no telephone contact in people originally admitted for attempted suicide.


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