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Table 1  Variables from medical record

From: Adolescent suicide assessment and management in primary care

Variable Label


Response Scale

Basic Visit Information


Sex of the patient

Numeric score

 Age at incident visit

Provider reported the age of the patient at the visit

Free Response


Provider reported the race of the patient at the visit

Free Response

Suicidal Ideation/Attempts & Self-Harm

 Active suicide ideation

Provider reported if patient had active suicidal ideation


 Past suicide ideation

Provider reported if patient had a history of suicidal ideation


 Past suicide attempt(s)

Provider reported if patient had past suicide attempt(s)


 Suicide attempt history

Provider reported details regarding patient’s past suicide attempt(s)

Free Response


Provider reported asking if patient had any weapons at home


 Safety plan

Provider reported asking patient about safety plan


Behavioral Health

 Mental health referral

Provider referred patient to outpatient mental health services

Numeric score

 Co-morbid diagnoses

Behavioral health-related diagnoses listed by the provider

Free Response


Provider reported if patient had been in an inpatient psychiatric setting since previous visit

Numeric score

 Visit engagementa

Provider reported if patient has attended behavioral health visits

Numeric score

Psychiatric Medication

 Psychiatric medications

Provider reported starting patient on psychiatric medication


 Psychiatric medication list

List of psychiatric medications prescribed to patient

Free response

 Psychiatric medication continuitya

Provider reported if patient continued to take prescribed psych meds

Numeric score

  1. aCoded only at follow-up visit