Predictors of suicide in patient charts among patients with depression in the Veterans Health Administration health system: importance of prescription drug and alcohol abuse.

@article{Kim2012PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of suicide in patient charts among patients with depression in the Veterans Health Administration health system: importance of prescription drug and alcohol abuse.},
  author={Hyungjin Myra Kim and Eric G. Smith and Dara Ganoczy and Heather Walters and Clare M Stano and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Amy S. B. Bohnert and Marcia Valenstein},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 10},
  pages={
          e1269-75
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify factors recorded in electronic medical chart progress notes associated with suicide among patients who had received treatment for depression. METHOD The retrospective study sample consisted of 324 randomly selected US Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients treated for depression who died by suicide from April 1, 1999, to September 30, 2004, stratified by geographic region, gender, and year of depression cohort entry and 312 control patients with depression who… CONTINUE READING
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