DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Suicide
Implementation of the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for suicide is one strategy VHA has embraced to improve care by reducing variation in practice and systematizing “best practices”. Guidelines address patient cohorts, serve to reduce errors, and provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources throughout and between the VA and DoD health care systems. Guidelines are also cornerstones for accountability and facilitate learning and the conduct of research. The VHA guidelines shared on this site are those endorsed by the VA/DoD Evidence Based Practice Work Group.