Year: 1992 Source: AJDC. American Journal of Diseases of Children, v.147, no.8, (August 1992), p.898-900 SIEC No: 19920702

In this letter to the editor, the authors review the impact of the availability of a pediatric psychologist on the care of children & adolescents admitted to hospital because of suicide attempts. It was found that responses to requests for psychologic consultation were prompt, more consultations were requested resulting in a higher rate of evaluation of attempters & more consistent follow-up, & that both doctors & nurses appreciated having assistance in handling these cases. (13 refs.)