A national cohort study of the association between the polytrauma clinical triad and suicide-related behavior among US Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

@article{Finley2015ANC,
  title={A national cohort study of the association between the polytrauma clinical triad and suicide-related behavior among US Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.},
  author={Erin P. Finley and M. E. Bollinger and Polly Hitchcock No{\"e}l and Megan E. Amuan and Laurel A Copeland and Jacqueline A. Pugh and Albana M Dassori and Raymond R Palmer and Craig J Bryan and Mary Jo Pugh},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={380-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined the association of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain-the polytrauma clinical triad (PCT)-independently and with other conditions, with suicide-related behavior (SRB) risk among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF; Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans. METHODS We used Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative data to identify OEF and OIF veterans receiving VA care in fiscal years 2009-2011; we used… CONTINUE READING