Year: 1992 Source: Rome, Italy: John Libbey CIC srl., 1992. p.191-196 SIEC No: 20020966

General hospitals might have important resources for preventing subsequent suicidal behaviour through adequate management and aftercare arrangements for attempted suicide patients. The preventive potential of general hospitals, however, is in many countries not fully developed. A number of studies and developments in The Netherlands might be illustrative for the difficult process of improving the quality of general hospital services for these patients. Valuable sources of information for monitoring quality are the satisfaction of patients regarding their treatment as well as the satisfaction of hospital staff regarding adherence to standards of professional care. (13 refs)