Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(3):313Ð323.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12018 SIEC No: 20130760

Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 15 calls for organizations Òto identify patients at risk for suicide.Ó Overt suicidal behavior accounts for 0.6% of emergency department (ED) visits, but incidental suicidal ideation is found in 3%Ð11.6%. This is the first multicenter study of suicide screening in EDs. Of 2,243 patients in six diverse emergency settings, 1,068 (47.7%) were screened with a brief instrument.