Can postdischarge follow-up contacts prevent suicide and suicidal behavior? A review of the evidence.

@article{Luxton2013CanPF,
  title={Can postdischarge follow-up contacts prevent suicide and suicidal behavior? A review of the evidence.},
  author={David D. Luxton and Jennifer D. June and Katherine Anne Comtois},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          32-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND The time period following discharge from inpatient psychiatry and emergency department (ED) treatment is one of heightened risk for repeat suicide attempts for patients. Evidence reported in the literature shows that follow-up contacts might reduce suicide risk, although there has not been a comprehensive and critical review of the evidence to date. AIMS To evaluate evidence for the effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions that involve follow-up contacts with patients… 
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