Time Trends and Predictors of Suicide Among Mental Health Outpatients in the Department of Veterans Affairs

@article{Desai2007TimeTA,
  title={Time Trends and Predictors of Suicide Among Mental Health Outpatients in the Department of Veterans Affairs},
  author={MPH Mayur M. Desai and Robert A. Rosenheck and MPH Rani A. Desai},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={115-124}
}
Using merged Veterans Affairs (VA) and National Death Index data, this study examined changes in suicide rate among three cohorts of VA mental health outpatients during a time of extensive bed closures and system-wide reorganization (1995, N = 76,105; 1997, N = 81,512; and 2001, N = 102,184). There was a decreasing but nonsignificant trend in suicide rates over time—13.2, 11.4, and 10.3 per 10,000 person-years, respectively. Multivariable predictors of suicide included both younger and older… CONTINUE READING

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