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Predicting which psychiatric patients are at risk of suicide

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:884

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  1. Simon Hatcher, Senior lecturer
  1. School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M20 8LR

    EDITOR,—In the past the BMJ has published several articles pointing that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”1 John A Dennehy and colleagues' short report on the prediction of suicide among psychiatric patients after discharge from hospital is a good example of this.2 The authors conclude that, because they found …

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