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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Mortality among Veterans Discharged from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Acute Psychiatric Units from 2005-2010


by Peter Britton, PhD
Seminar date: 7/5/2016

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine suicide rates, and risk factors for suicide in the year after discharge from acute Veterans Health Administration (VHA) inpatient units from 2005-2010. Rates were stratified to examine the influence of gender, and age among male Veterans. Analyses were also conducted to evaluate associations with risk among additional demographic and diagnostic factors known or believed to impact risk. Intended audience: clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals interested in Veteran suicide and its prevention.



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