Year: 2002 Source: Christchurch, NZ: New Zealand Health Technology Assessment (NZHTA), (12 April 2002). 27p. SIEC No: 20031241

This document examines suicidal behaviour or suicide as a formal outcome measure in relationship to follow-up interventions put in place after initial treatment for a suicide attempt. Overall, the evidence suggests that no firm conclusions can be reached on the efficacy of a variety of different kinds of follow-up, largely due to the difficulties of meta-analysis. There is some evidence to suggest that congnitive-behavioral strategies may reduce repeat suicide attempts, but it is unknown which sub-groups of patients would most benefit. (14 refs)