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Q Does telephone contact at 1 or 3 months after discharge from an emergency department reduce further suicide attempts or death by suicide in people originally admitted for attempted suicide by self-poisoning?
Randomised controlled trial.
Single blind (assessors blinded)
Follow up period:
Thirteen emergency departments (EDs), France; time frame not reported.
605 adults (18–65 years) discharged from ED following attempted suicide by drug overdose/poisoning. Exclusion criteria: homeless people; people addicted to illegal drugs.
Telephone contact at 1 or 3 months following ED discharge, or no telephone contact. Calls were made by psychiatrists with at least 5 years’ experience in managing suicidal crises and consisted of psychological support (empathy, reassurance, explanation and suggestion), treatment …
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