Military doctors could reduce suicides among soldiers with psychiatric conditions by using a new screening system that flags those at highest risk of taking their own lives, a new study suggests. The system—a computer program that rates more than 20 actuarial factors, including age at enlistment, history of violence and prescription drug use—would be the most rigorous suicide prediction model available, if it performs as expected in real-world settings.
Risk model seen as reducing military suicides
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