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Clinical Profiles and Treatment Utilization Patterns Associated with Suicide among Youth in Medicaid

2016 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Cynthia Fontanella, Ph.D.
Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Inside the Research

Question: What can we learn about suicide among youth from their health care just prior to their suicide?

Strategy: Link National Death Index and Medicaid databases to examine health and mental health service utilization patterns prior to suicide for children and adolescents.

Impact: Better follow-up care for youth at risk for suicide.