Public health surveillance of youth suicide attempts: Challenges and opportunities

Date: 2017
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Information

Type:  Article/Chapter
Author:  Singleton M, Frey L.
Publisher:  Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S)
State:  Kentucky

After participating in ICRC-S’ Training Institute, epidemiologists in KY began an assessment process to compare YRBS survey data concerning suicide attempts resulting in medical treatment with data from counts of hospital and emergency department visits for intentional self-injury from billing records, poison center calls and EMS encounters. Initial results indicate a discrepancy. 

Populations:  Youth, Adolescents
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Attempts