Title

Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection

UMMS Affiliation

Center for Health Policy and Research; Department of Emergency Medicine

Date

3-3-2014

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Emergency Medicine | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry

Abstract

Adverse event (AE) detection and reporting practices were compared during the first phase of the Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE), a suicide intervention study. Data were collected using a combination of chart reviews and structured telephone follow-up assessments postenrollment. Beyond chart reviews, structured telephone follow-up assessments identified 45% of the total AEs in our study. Notably, detection of suicide attempts significantly varied by approach with 53 (18%) detected by chart review, 173 (59%) by structured telephone follow-up assessments, and 69 (23%) marked as duplicates. Findings provide support for utilizing multiple methods for more robust AE detection in suicide research.

Comments

Citation: Arias SA, Zhang Z, Hillerns C, Sullivan AF, Boudreaux ED, Miller I, Camargo CA. Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 Mar 3. doi:10.1111/sltb.12088. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24588679