Prevention of suicideBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6948.196b (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:196
- S Davies,
- A Buckley,
- P Naik,
- A S Lee
- Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH.
EDITOR, - David Gunnell and Stephen Frankel's review of the literature on the prevention of suicide highlights the difficulties for psychiatric services in identifying those at greatest risk.1 This point is further illustrated by data from a follow up study conducted in Nottingham. Consecutive first admissions to Saxondale Hospital (the Nottinghamshire County Asylum) were identified for the years 1974 and 1975. A cohort of 91 patients, comprising all those aged between 16 and 65 who were admitted from the borough of Broxtowe (total population roughly 100 000), was …