Psychiatry Journal / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Suicide Risk Assessment in Australian Emergency Departments: Assessing Clinicians’ Disposition Decisions

Table 1

Summary of disposition decisions, confidence, and risk and protective factor ratings. Data are median (IQR) and modal categorical rating (low, moderate, and high).

ScenarioDisposition decision% (95% CI)Median rating (IQR) of patient level of riskMedian rating (IQR) of patient level of protective factorsMedian rating (IQR) of level of confidence in disposition decision

1Admit 81.0% (76.0–85.1)High
8 (7.0–9.0)
Moderate
4 (3.0–6.0)
High
8 (6.0–9.0)
2Discharge, for community team review within 24 hours, 72.3% (66.7–77.3)Low
3 (3.0–5.0)
High
7 (6.0–8.0)
High
8 (7.0–8.0)
3Admit 83.7% (78.7–87.8)High
8 (7.0–9.0)
Low
3 (2.0–5.0)
High
8 (7.0–9.0)
4Admit 92.4% (88.3–95.2)High
9 (8.0–10.0)
Low
3 (2.0–4.0)
High
8 (7.0–9.0)
5Admit 58.6% (52.2–64.8)High
7 (6.0–8.0)
Low
3 (2.0–5.0)
High
7 (6.0–8.0)