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Inpatient suicide on mental health units in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals: avoiding environmental hazards.

Mills PD, King LA, Watts B, et al. Inpatient suicide on mental health units in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals: avoiding environmental hazards. Gen Hosp Psych. 2013;35(5)(5):528-536. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.03.021.

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June 19, 2013
Mills PD, King LA, Watts B, et al. Gen Hosp Psych. 2013;35(5):528-536.

This study examined inpatient suicides at Veterans Affairs hospitals and provided recommendations for mitigating risks. Hanging by using equipment present in psychiatric wards was the most common method of suicide.

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Mills PD, King LA, Watts B, et al. Inpatient suicide on mental health units in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals: avoiding environmental hazards. Gen Hosp Psych. 2013;35(5)(5):528-536. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.03.021.