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Health Care Contacts in the Year Before Suicide Death

By August 3, 2022Primary Care

Suicide prevention is a public health priority, but no data on the health care individuals receive prior to death are available from large representative United States population samples.

To investigate variation in the types and timing of health services received in the year prior to suicide, and determine whether a mental health condition was diagnosed.

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author: Brian K. Ahmedani PhD, Gregory E. Simon MD, Christine Stewart PhD, Arne Beck PhD, Beth E. Waitzfelder PhD, Rebecca Rossom MD, Frances Lynch PhD, Ashli Owen-Smith PhD, Enid M. Hunkeler MA, Ursula Whiteside PhD, Belinda H. Operskalski MPH, M. Justin Coffey MD & Leif I. Solberg MD

Content originally published on Journal of General Internal Medicine

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