Expert researchers share questions and findings about the effectiveness of the Zero Suicide approach.

What does the research say?

Clinical and academic research into Zero Suicide is developing.

Although published literature on the impact of Zero Suicide is limited, researchers are weighing in on everything from the need for suicide prevention measures in health care settings, how to achieve and measure dramatic reductions in suicide rates, and recommendations from on-going evaluations of the Zero Suicide model.

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Compliance Standards Pave the Way for Reducing Suicide in Health Care Systems

"Compliance Standards Pave the Way for Reducing Suicide in Health Care Systems" is a Journal of Health Care Compliance article about how the Action Alliance catalyzed the Zero Suicide init

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"An Update on Perfect Depression Care" by C. Edward Coffey, M.D., M. Justin Coffey , M.D., and Brian K. Ahmedani , Ph.D.

This letter to the editor in Psychiatric Services updates the 2006 article “Pursuing Perfect Depression Care” with more recent results from the Henry Ford Health System’s Zero Suicide initiative. <

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"How We Dramatically Reduced Suicide" by M. Justin Coffey, MD & C. Edward Coffey, MD

This most recent article on Henry Ford Health System’s Perfect Depression Care has four key takeaways:

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"Perfect Depression Care Spread: The Traction of Zero Suicides" by M. Justin Coffey, MD

This study summarizes the Perfect Depression Care initiative and describes recent work to spread this quality improvement initiative.

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"An Update on Perfect Depression Care" by C. Edward Coffey, M.D., M. Justin Coffey , M.D., and Brian K. Ahmedani , Ph.D.

In 2006, an article in this journal described our quality improvement initiative, the Perfect Depression Care program, which received the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Significant Achieve

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“Depression Care Effort Brings Dramatic Drop in Large HMO Population’s Suicide Rate” by Tracy Hampton

Hampton , T. (2010). Depression care effort brings dramatic drop in large HMO population’s suicide rate. JAMA, 303(19), 1903–1905.