Accession Number : ADA612492


Title :   Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) Data Quality Assessment


Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612492.pdf


Report Date : 14 Nov 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : The Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) is the system of record for health surveillance related to suicide ideations, attempts, and deaths. This assessment focused on decreasing the number of don t know responses on suicide death submissions by identifying changes to policy, training, or oversight. We also examined the sharing of DoD medical information with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We identified seven topics for DoDSER submissions improvement: DoDSERs are submitted prematurely, DoDSER data collection is stovepiped, technical questions presented challenges for non-technical DoDSER submitters, user/commander feedback on DoDSER data is limited, Military Crisis Line staff lacks access to relevant military healthcare information, DoDSER data is not shared with the VA, and Military Criminal Investigative Organizations participation in the DoDSER process is inconsistent.


Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *QUALITY , REPORTS , SUICIDE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE