Year: 1973 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.130, no.12, (1973), p.1327-1332 SIEC No: 19821016

To establish the feasibility of using computers to interview suicidal patients, the authors developed a computer program. The computer interview was administered to 22 patients. They found that the patients preferred the computer interview to talking to a physician. In a separate retrospective study, the computer was more accurate than clinicians in predicting suicide attempts. (CI)