Year: 2007 Source: Evidence Based Medicine, v.12, no.3, (June 2007), p.89 SIEC No: 20080663

In this commentary, Hatcher notes that the study by Cooper et al (2006) is a good example of how to derive a clinical decision rule. However, 3 specific concerns regarding this rule for predicting repeat self-harm or suicide are also discussed. Problems with deriving clinical rules to identify such patients are outlined. (1 ref.)