Chart Documentation for Suicidal Patients
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 11, November 2004
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Psychiatrists, once relatively immune from malpractice lawsuit, are being sued at an increasing rate. Only about 2% of psychiatrists were sued in 1975; this figure increased to 8% in 1995. And most of these suits are for negligence related to suicides.