Carter et al., 2013: Receiving periodic caring notes from a hospital reduced hospital readmissions among at-risk patients over five years
Carter, G. L., Clover, K., Whyte, I. M., Dawson, A. H., & D'este, C. (2013). Postcards from the EDge: 5-year outcomes of a randomised controlled trial for hospital-treated self-poisoning. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(5), 372-380.Download PDF
Receiving a series of caring notes from a hospital following a self-poisoning incident reduced psychiatric readmissions by a third over the next 5 years.