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Care Management Does Not Reduce Risk Of Self-Harm For Suicidal Ideation

Among adult outpatients with frequent suicidal ideation, offering care management to provide outreach and systematic suicide assessment did not significantly reduce risk of self-harm, compared to usual care. The risk of fatal or non-fatal self-harm over 18 months for those receiving care management is 7% higher than usual care, which is not statistically different. Additional analyses using both stricter and broader definitions of self-harm showed the same pattern of results.

The goal of the study was to compare two low-intensity outreach …

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