MNCLHD

MNCLHD

08 May 2017

Clinical pathways for suicidality in emergency settings

Rates of self-harm in Australia are increasing and constitute a concerning public health issue. However there is no national pathway for self-harm or other psychiatric conditions that present to the emergency department.
This article looks at the differences between clinical practice guidelines and clinical pathways, and the next steps forward in Australia to address the issue.

Wilhelm Kay, Korczak Viola, Tietze Tad, Reddy Prasuna (2016). Clinical pathways for suicidality in emergency settings: a public health priority. Australian Health Review 41(2), 182-184. (free online)

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