VA misses follow-ups with patients at high risk for suicide

05/1/2013 | Air Force Times (free registration)

A third of patients discharged from Department of Veterans Affairs inpatient mental health care facilities who were deemed at high risk for suicide did not get the follow-up care recommended by the agency, according to a report from the VA inspector general. Records of 215 high-risk veterans were reviewed between April and September of last year. Researchers found that 65 of the patients did not receive the VA-recommended four after-care visits in the first month, and a third were never contacted by a suicide prevention worker.

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