Data linkage strategies to advance youth suicide prevention


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Wilcox HC, Wissow L, Kharrazi H, Wilson RF, Musci RJ, Zhang A, Robinson KA. (Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The purpose of this review is to identify and describe data systems that can be linked to data from studies of youth suicide prevention interventions and to identify analytic approaches to advance youth suicide prevention research. It concluded there is a potential for linking existing data systems to evaluate broader and extended impact of suicide prevention interventions. While the report does not compare the effectiveness of interventions, it focuses on ages 0-25 spanning a period where suicide is rare but primary prevention could be effective, through a period when suicide rates increase.