Suicide attempts among substance use disorder patients: an initial step toward a decision tree for suicide management.

@article{Tiet2006SuicideAA,
  title={Suicide attempts among substance use disorder patients: an initial step toward a decision tree for suicide management.},
  author={Quyen Q. Tiet and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Hilary F. Byrnes and Rudolf H. Moos},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={998-1005}
}
BACKGROUND Little empirical data are available to develop profiles of patients who attempt suicide or to formulate a decision tree for suicide management. This study identifies profiles of patients who have a high risk of suicide attempt and takes a first step toward developing a decision tree to classify high-risk patients. METHODS Based on a cross-sectional, nationwide cohort of substance use disorder patients (N=34,251) in 150 Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, a total of 5,671 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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