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How health care systems let our patients down: a systematic review into suicide deaths.

Wyder M, Ray MK, Roennfeldt H, et al. How health care systems let our patients down: a systematic review into suicide deaths. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;32(5):285-291. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzaa011.

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July 1, 2020
Wyder M, Ray MK, Roennfeldt H, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;32(5):285-291.

This systematic review examined common systems factors affecting suicide deaths in mental health care. Seven themes contributing to suicide deaths were identified: (1) inappropriate or incomplete risk assessment; (2) lack of family involvement; (3) inadequate transitions and communication between different care teams; (4) lack of adherence to policies and procedures; (5) treatment not in line with current guidelines; (6) access to means and observation and; (7) lack of specialist services within the community.

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Wyder M, Ray MK, Roennfeldt H, et al. How health care systems let our patients down: a systematic review into suicide deaths. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;32(5):285-291. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzaa011.