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Letters Assessing suicide risk in adults

GPs may be the last port of call in suicide

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6472
  1. Emily C Dolton, core trainee year 2, psychiatry1
  1. 1West Midlands Deanery, Heath Lane Hospital, West Bromwich B71 2BG, UK
  1. emily.dolton{at}

Morriss and colleagues’ article on assessing risk suicide is welcome.1 Raising the importance of assessment in general practice is vital because 45% of those who complete suicide contact primary care providers in the preceding month.2 This proportion is considerably lower than that for …

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