Change in emergency department providers' beliefs and practices after use of new protocols for suicidal patients.

@article{Betz2015ChangeIE,
  title={Change in emergency department providers' beliefs and practices after use of new protocols for suicidal patients.},
  author={Marian E. Betz and Sarah A Arias and Matthew W. Miller and Catherine R. Barber and Janice A. Espinola and Ashley F. Sullivan and Anne Phyllis Manton and Ivan R Miller and Carlos Arturo Camargo and Edwin D. Boudreaux},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          625-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The study examined changes in self-reported attitudes and practices related to suicide risk assessment among providers at emergency departments (EDs) during a three-phase quasi-experimental trial involving implementation of ED protocols for suicidal patients. METHODS A total of 1,289 of 1,828 (71% response rate) eligible providers at eight EDs completed a voluntary, anonymous survey at baseline, after introduction of universal suicide screening, and after introduction of suicide… CONTINUE READING

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