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A survey of the general hospital services for attempted suicide patients in one Region indicated that most hospitals fell short of many of the standards contained in the Department of Health 1984 guidelines and the recently established Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines, particularly with regard to active planning and monitoring of the service, involvement of non-medical clinical staff, availability of the service and the training of staff.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health trends

Publication Date

01/01/1995

Volume

27

Pages

18 - 21