Year: 2015 Source: JAMA.(2010).303(19):1903-1905. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.595. SIEC No: 20150043

While physicians and other health care workers may not be able to predict which of their patients will attempt suicide, they can implement preventive strategies that markedly lower the risk of such tragedies. Now, one pioneering program has demonstrated the importance of pursuing 2 key approaches at once: carefully assessing patients for risk of suicide and adopting measures to reduce the likelihood that a patient will attempt suicide.