Rates of suicidal behavior are increasing in the United States, although preventive measures including universal screening with discharge follow-up, lethal means counseling, and safety planning have been shown to reduce risk.
Universal screening in emergency departments (EDs) has demonstrated feasibility and led to a near 2-fold increase in suicide risk detection in adults.
Predictive models might augment face-to-face screening and leverage electronic health record (EHR) data toward the automated, early detection of individuals at risk of suicide.
Integrating clinical and statistical risk predictions might ...