Accession Number:

ADA612492

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-11-14

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

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, usercommander 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE