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Patient safety and suicide prevention in mental health services: time for a new paradigm?

Quinlivan L, Littlewood DL, Webb RT, et al. Patient safety and suicide prevention in mental health services: time for a new paradigm? J Mental Health. 2020;29(1):1-5. doi:10.1080/09638237.2020.1714013.

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February 19, 2020
Quinlivan L, Littlewood DL, Webb RT, et al. J Mental Health. 2020;29(1):1-5.
This editorial proposes adapting a patient safety paradigm – Safety-I or Safety-II – to provide insights into suicidal behavioral, as it is a preventable outcome and health services play an important role in reducing its incidence. The new paradigm – Safety III – would incorporate on health services research combined with ethnography and strong patient/public involvement.
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Quinlivan L, Littlewood DL, Webb RT, et al. Patient safety and suicide prevention in mental health services: time for a new paradigm? J Mental Health. 2020;29(1):1-5. doi:10.1080/09638237.2020.1714013.