Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997–2006

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While et al, 2012

The association between key NCISH mental health service recommendations, their implementation and suicide rates were examined in this before-and-after study.

In 1998, an average of 0.3 recommendations had been implemented. This increased to 7.2 in 2006 and was associated with a fall in suicide rates. The provision of 24-hour crisis services were associated with the biggest fall in suicide rates. Services that did not implement recommendations had little reduction in suicide.

These findings suggest that aspects of provision of mental healthcare can have an impact on suicide rates in clinical populations.

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