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Journal Article

Suicide in the medical setting.

Ballard ED, Pao M, Henderson D, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2008;34:474-81.

This review sought to differentiate suicides in hospitalized medical patients from suicides in psychiatric patients or the general population. Finding a shortage of detailed data, the authors call for more comprehensive research on in-hospital suicides to inform prevention strategies.