Implementing a suicide audit in Montreal: Taking suicide review further to make concrete recommendations for suicide prevention

Objective A suicide audit was pilot implemented in order to generate recommendations on how to improve suicide prevention. Methods Thirty-nine consecutive suicides that occurred in Montreal, Canada from January to October 2016 were audited. A retrospective analysis of their life trajectory and service utilization was conducted using the psychological autopsy method, which included interviewing suicide-bereaved […]

Measuring the quality of care received by suicide attempters in the emergency department

Abstract Audits conducted on medical records have been traditionally used in hospitals to assess and improve quality of medical care but have yet to be properly integrated and used for suicide prevention purposes. We aimed to (1) revise a quality of care grid and adapt it to an adult population of suicide attempters and (2) […]

National cross-sectional cohort study of the relationship between quality of mental healthcare and death by suicide

Background¬†Patient safety-based interventions aimed at lethal means restriction are effective at reducing death by suicide in inpatient mental health settings but are more challenging in the outpatient arena. As an alternative approach, we examined the association between quality of mental healthcare and suicide in a national healthcare system. Methods¬†We calculated regional suicide rates for Department […]