Investigators: Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD, Steven Bagley, MD, MS, and Brett Munjas, BA.
Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System/Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; January 2009.
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Suicide is a devastating outcome of major public health importance. Suicide rates for patients abusing alcohol and other substances, or suffering from other mental health conditions may be elevated. Because suicide prevention is a priority of the Veterans Health Administration, the VA wishes to expand and enhance use of evidence-based prevention or reduction methods.
The key questions addressed were: