Assessment of clinical risk in mental health services – 2018 (1/2)

Assessment of clinical risk in mental health services – 2018 (1/2)

This study was about risk assessment and risk assessment describes the process where in mental health services people are categorised as at low, medium or high risk in order to predict what’s going to happen to them. The problem is – that prediction tends to be not very good. So this study of risk assessment …

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Assessment of clinical risk in mental health services – 2018 (2/2)

Assessment of clinical risk in mental health services – 2018 (2/2)

So, what do our findings mean? I think they reinforce the notion that risk assessment isn’t about risk prediction. Risk isn’t a number, it isn’t a rating on a traffic light system – red, amber or green. And risk assessment tools, I think it’s clear, don’t have very much of role on their own in …

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