BACKGROUND: Prediction of suicidal behaviour is an aspirational goal for clinicians and policy makers; with patients classified as 'high risk' to be preferentially allocated treatment. Clinical usefulness requires an adequate positive predictive value (PPV). AimsTo identify studies of predictive instruments and to calculate PPV estimates for suicidal behaviours.
Carter G, Milner A, McGill K, Pirkis J, Kapur N, Spittal MJ. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 16. pii: bjp.bp.116.182717. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182717.