Researchers Incorporate Real-Time Analytics To Better Determine Violence Risk In Patients

Medscape (5/19, Anderson) reports that at a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, Canadian researchers detailed how they “have incorporated real-time analytics to better determine the risk for violence in psychiatric patients.” Investigators adapted a tool “developed for risk management in the forensic psychiatric setting…for use in general psychiatry and in the community” to predict, assess, and manage “risk for violence.” They then worked with an analytics company to “click on a mouse and see how a particular patient has done in the last month or the last year, and…watch any change in any of the risk factors” for violence.

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