Ignoring Data Delays Our Reaction to Emerging Public Health Tragedies Like 13 Reasons Why.

@article{Leas2019IgnoringDD,
  title={Ignoring Data Delays Our Reaction to Emerging Public Health Tragedies Like 13 Reasons Why.},
  author={Eric Craig Leas and Mark Dredze and John W. Ayers},
  journal={JAMA psychiatry},
  year={2019}
}
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  • JAMA Psychiatry