Year: 2004 Source: BMJ, v.328, no.7448, (8 May 2004), p.1108-1109 SIEC No: 20040603

Using a nationally representative sample, the authors investigated the variation in services & delivery of care for self harm patients in hospitals in England. Out of a stratified random sample of 32 hospitals, guidelines for assessing the risk of suicide for use by staff in emergency departments were available at 17 hospitals. Further findings are discussed & suggestions for future research are made. (5 refs)