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Effect of telephone contact on further suicide attempts in patients discharged from an emergency department: randomised controlled study

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1241

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Re: Age Matters

We agree with professor Jill Manthorpe.
Neverless, only suicide attempters discharged from hospitalization were
included in this study.
In France, all suicide attempters older than 65 years should be
hospitalized : it's our guidelines.

Guillaume Vaiva

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

07 June 2006
Guillaume C VAIVA
professor of psychiatry
59037 LILLE cedex