Journal article

Suicide prevention: Evaluation of a pilot intervention in a primary care context

Kylie King, Bridget Bassilios, Lennart Reifels, Justine Fletcher, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess, Jane Pirkis

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: From July 2008 to June 2011, 19 Australian Divisions of General Practice piloted specialist services for consumers at risk of suicide within a broader primary mental health program. General practitioners and other mental health staff referred suicidal consumers to specially trained mental health professionals for intensive, time-limited care. AIMS: To report the findings from an evaluation of the pilot. METHOD: Data sources included a purpose-designed minimum data set, which collated consumer-level and session-level data, and a series of structured telephone interviews conducted with Divisional project officers, referrers and mental health professionals. RESULTS: There were 2312 ..

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