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Interventions in EDs may prevent future suicide attempts and deaths. A study published in the June JAMA Psychiatry involved 1,376 suicidal patients who were treated and released from eight EDs in seven states. The study comprised three phases-treatment as usual (the control group), screening, and screening plus interventions. In addition to universal screening, the intervention phase added physician suicide risk evaluation, a self-administered safety plan provided by nurses, and regular postdischarge telephone calls for one year. A year later, those in the intervention phase had 30% fewer total suicide attempts. The study demonstrated that just 22 suicidal patients would need to receive the intervention for one suicide to be prevented.