Year: 2014 Source: The Lancet Psychiatry.(2014).18 June 2014:1-7. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70250-0 SIEC No: 20140263

Community care provided by crisis resolution home treatment teams is used increasingly as an alternative to admission to psychiatric wards. No systematic analysis has been done of the safety of these teams in terms of rates of suicide. We aimed to compare the rate and number of suicides among patients under the care of crisis resolution home treatment teams with those of psychiatric inpatients. We also assessed the clinical features of individuals who died by suicide in both home and hospital settings.