Year: 1987 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.17, no.2, (Summer 1987), p.93-106 SIEC No: 19871201

This paper outlines 6 criteria that should be met in investigating the effectiveness of treatment programs for suicidal patients: 1)Patients should be randomly assigned to groups 2)At least 80% of the patients who were initially enrolled should be followed up 3)The results should be both statistically significant and clinically important 4)All clinically relevant outcomes should be reported 5)The patients must be adequately described 6)The new intervention should be feasible in other settings.