About 38% of individuals who attempted suicide made a health care visit within the week before their suicide attempt. About 95% had made a health care visit in the preceding year. The rates varied across racial and ethnic groups. Visits were most common in primary care and outpatient general medical settings.
These findings were reported in “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health Care Visits Made Before Suicide Attempt Across the United States” by Brian K. Ahmedani, Ph.D., LMSW, and colleagues. The researchers conducted …
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