Year: 2004 Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, v.140, no.10, (18 May 2004), p.822-835 SIEC No: 20041138

The authors systematically reviewed the English-language research literature to determine whether screening for suicide risk in primary care settings decreases morbidity, mortality, or both. No study directly addressed this question. The researchers found that because of the complexity of studying the risk for suicide & the paucity of well-designed research studies, only limited evidence guides the primary care clinician’s assessment & management of suicide risk. (75 refs)