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Analysis of reported suicide safety events among veterans who received treatment through Department of Veterans Affairs-contracted community care.

Riblet NB, Soncrant C, Mills PD, et al. Analysis of reported suicide safety events among veterans who received treatment through Department of Veterans Affairs-contracted community care. Mil Med. 2023;Epub Mar 31. doi:10.1093/milmed/usad088.

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May 24, 2023
Riblet NB, Soncrant C, Mills PD, et al. Mil Med. 2023;Epub Mar 31.
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Patient suicide is a sentinel event, and suicide among veterans has gained attention. In this retrospective analysis of suicide-related events reported to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Patient Safety between January 2018 and June 2022, researchers found that deficiencies in mental health treatment, communication challenges, and unsafe environments were the most common contributors to suicide-related events.

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Riblet NB, Soncrant C, Mills PD, et al. Analysis of reported suicide safety events among veterans who received treatment through Department of Veterans Affairs-contracted community care. Mil Med. 2023;Epub Mar 31. doi:10.1093/milmed/usad088.

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