Routine use of the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation in a psychiatric emergency department.

@article{Healy2006RoutineUO,
  title={Routine use of the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation in a psychiatric emergency department.},
  author={Daniel J. Healy and Kris Barry and Frederic C. Blow and Deborah Welsh and Karen K. Milner},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={323-9}
}
BACKGROUND U.S. suicide rates are estimated to be 11 per 100,000 people, and improved screening in emergency departments may reduce suicide rates. METHOD This study examined the relationship between clinician rating of suicide ideation and Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSI) scores when clinicians had access to the BSI results and whether BSI scores and/or clinician ratings of suicidality are associated with patient disposition from the psychiatric emergency department. RESULTS Of 735… CONTINUE READING

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