Year: 2005 Source: JAMA, v.294, no.16, (October 2005), p.2064-2074 SIEC No: 20052028

This article examined evidence for the effectiveness of specific suicide-preventive interventions & made recommendations for future prevention programs & research. Data was extracted on primary outcomes of interest: suicidal behaviour, intermediary or secondary outcomes, or both. It was found that physician education in depression recognition & treatment & restricting access to lethal methods reduce suicide rates. Other interventions need more evidence of efficacy. (LC) (147 refs)