ABSTRACT

Veteran Suicide: VA Efforts to Identify Veterans at Risk Through Analysis of Health Record Information, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 918KB]

From the Highlights: "Veterans suffer a disproportionately higher rate of suicide compared to nonveterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs established veteran suicide prevention as its highest clinical priority. It also established a goal of ensuring that at-risk and underserved veterans receive the care and resources they need to end veteran suicide. The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review efforts to manage veterans at high risk for suicide. This report describes 1) the REACH VET [Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health-Veterans Enhanced Treatment] program and 2) findings from VHA's [Veterans Health Administration's] analysis of the potential benefits of the REACH VET program."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105165
Publisher:
Date:
2022-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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