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Helping elderly patients to avoid suicide: a review of case reports from a national veterans affairs database.
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PMID:  23274289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: This study examines the health system factors associated with completed suicide among veterans older than 65 years. All root cause analysis reports of suicides that occurred between 2008 and 2010 in the Veterans Health Administration were reviewed; of those, 46 reports were for those 65 years or older. The average age in the sample was 76.96 years; all were men. Method of suicide, stressors, previous attempts, root causes, and action plans designed to address the root causes are reported. Based on these results, recommendations are made for the assessment and treatment of suicide in elderly men.
Peter D Mills; Bradley Vince Watts; Terri J W Huh; Shoshana Boar; Janet Kemp
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
*VA National Center for Patient Safety Field Office, White River Junction, VT; †Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH; ‡Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto CA; and §Suicide Prevention, VAMC, Canandaigua, NY.
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