Are Adolescent Suicide Attempters Noncompliant With Outpatient Care?
Trautman P D~~Stewart N~~et al
This article reports on outpatient clinic-attendance patterns of 225 consecutively referred adolescent suicide attempters & nonattempters. 77% of each group dropped out of treatment but attempters dropped out significantly faster. Conclusions: adolescent attempters are NOT more likely to drop out of treatment but keep fewer appointments & remain in care more briefly than do other outpatients. Recommendations for triage & brief case managment are made. (36 Refs.)