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Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection
Emergency Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Sarah A. Arias, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Zi Zhang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Carla Hillerns, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ashley F. Sullivan, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Edwin D. Boudreaux, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ivan Miller, Butler Hospital
  • Carlos A. Camargo, Jr., Massachusetts General Hospital
UMMS Affiliation
Center for Health Policy and Research; Department of Emergency Medicine
Date
3-3-2014
Document Type
Article
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.
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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

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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
24588679
Citation Information
Sarah A. Arias, Zi Zhang, Carla Hillerns, Ashley F. Sullivan, et al.. "Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection" (2014) ISSN: 1943-278X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edwin_boudreaux/85/