Suicide Risk Recommendations: FAQs from Joint Commission

October 3, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Joint Commission has answered frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding its suicide risk recommendations. The first question regards what "serious" risk for suicide means. Joint Commission explains that organizations should use evidence-based processes to screen individuals who exhibit suicidal behaviors or ideation. The patient should be asked directly about suicidal ideation, plan, or intent, as well as self-harm behaviors and other risk factors.

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