TITLE

Suicides in the hospital: The liability risk nobody wants to talk about: Most prevention focused on psych care, but ED also is high risk for suicides

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue of patient suicides in hospitals, highlights the reluctance of health care providers in talking about it due to the stigma and legal liability, and also emphasizes on a need to screen not only patients with a psychiatric history, but all emergency department (ED) patients for suicide risk, as pointed out in The Joint Commission's (TJC's) National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01.
ACCESSION #
59340095

 

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