Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v. 19, no. 1, (Spring 1989), p.99-107 SIEC No: 19890458

Discusses strategies involved in conducting research on the detection & treatment of suicidal ideation & behavior in primary health care settings. Results & problems from an ongoing study of adolescent health care in 7 consolidated clinics & 3 comparison (or traditional) clinics are used to illustrate the discussion. The frequency of suicidal ideation & behavior was found to vary considerably in adolescents, & clinicians appeared to be inefficient in identifying suicidal youths.