Year: 2003 Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine, v.10, no.4, (December 2003), p.283-287 SIEC No: 20040450

The authors sought to determine the patient factors influencing UK Emergency Department doctors’ assessment of suicide risk, & whether immediate clinical management is consistent with perceived risk. The Manchester & Salford Self-Harm project analyzed risk assessments made by Emergency Department doctors between September 1997 & August 1999 to determine the factors doctors used to make suicide risk assessments. Current mental state, high suicidal intent & male sex were the most important independent predictors of suicide risk. (32 refs)