Year: 2009 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.60, no.3, (March 2009), p.405 SIEC No: 20091088

In this letter to the editor, Hubbeling comments on a study by Huisman & colleagues (2009) on whether the feedback provided by the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate was in agreement with the American Psychiatric Association’s guidelines for the assessment & treatment of suicidal patients. Hubbeling questions the use of the American guidelines as a standard as they were not published until some years after the study had started. The reply of Huisman et al follows.