Table 38Clinical review protocol

Review questionFor people who self-harm, do formal risk assessment, needs assessment and psychosocial assessment improve outcomes?
Electronic databasesCINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Date searchedInception to 25 January 2011
Study designProspective cohort or case-control studies
Patient populationPeople who experience self-harm (or suicide ideation, where the study clearly reports a history of self-harm). This includes all types of self-harm, irrespective of motive.
Critical outcomesPrediction of repeated self-harm or suicide measured by sensitivity and specificity values.

Note. Impact of setting/organisational context and content of assessment to be taken into account if data available).


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