Survey of California emergency departments about practices for management of suicidal patients and resources available for their care.

@article{Baraff2006SurveyOC,
  title={Survey of California emergency departments about practices for management of suicidal patients and resources available for their care.},
  author={Larry J. Baraff and Nicole Janowicz and Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={452-8, 458.e1-2}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the resources available and current practices for the treatment of patients with suicidal ideation or attempts in California emergency departments (EDs). METHODS We conducted a mail and e-mail survey of the directors of all 346 EDs in the state of California. Data collected included identification of hospital and respondent, type of hospital, presence of separate psychiatric ED, total number of ED patients and number of ED patients with suicidal ideation or… CONTINUE READING