Demographic, Clinical, and Service Utilization Factors Associated with Suicide-Related Visits among Alaska Native and American Indian Adults.

TitleDemographic, Clinical, and Service Utilization Factors Associated with Suicide-Related Visits among Alaska Native and American Indian Adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
JournalSuicide & life-threatening behavior
Volume47
Issue1
Pagination27-37
ISSN0363-0234
Abstract

Alaska Native and American Indian people (AN/AIs) are disproportionately affected by suicide. Within a large AN/AI health service organization, demographic, clinical, and service utilization factors were compared between those with a suicide-related health visit and those without. Cases had higher odds of a behavioral health diagnosis, treatment for an injury, behavioral health specialty care visits, and opioid medication dispensation in the year prior to a suicide-related visit compared to gender-, age-, and residence- (urban versus rural) matched controls. Odds of a suicide-related visit were lower among those with private insurance and those with non-primary care ambulatory clinic visits.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12259
DOI10.1111/sltb.12259
Short TitleSuicide Life Threat Behav
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