November 24, 2020 at 8:55 am

Can IA Reduce Veterans’ Deaths?

“For more than a decade, health officials have watched in vain as suicide rates climbed steadily — by 30 percent nationally since 2000 — and rates in the V.A. system have been higher than in the general population. The trends have defied easy explanation and driven investment in blind analysis: machine learning, or A.I.-assisted algorithms that search medical and other records for patterns historically associated with suicides or attempts in large clinical populations.”

MISSD also hopes the VA will closely examine the role polypharmacy plays in medication-induced suicide among veterans.

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