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A 25-year-old male patient is brought to an ED because of suicidal statements made to his ex-wife. The patient arrives via police escort and is placed in a room. The ED nurse assesses the patient, who denies suicidal ideation or intent. Although the man admits to drinking alcohol, he does not appear to be overtly intoxicated and is coherent. The ED is extremely busy, and the physician assistant (PA) picks up the chart.

Do Others Say Patient Is Dangerous?