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Following A Positive Suicide Screen In ER Visit, 42% Of Older Adults Receive A Follow-Up Mental Health Evaluation

Fewer older adults (age 60 and older), compared to younger adults (age 18 to 59), who screened positive for suicide risk during an emergency department visit received a follow-up mental health evaluation after they were discharged to home. About 42% of older adults who screened positive received a follow-up mental health evaluation, compared to 66% of younger adults. Fewer older adults than younger adults with current suicidal ideation or recent suicide attempt received referral resources, at only 34% of older …

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