Research Priorities in Suicide Prevention: Review of Australian Research from 2010–2017 Highlights Continued Need for Intervention Research
L Reifels, M Ftanou, K Krysinska, A Machlin, J Robinson, J Pirkis
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2018
Suicide is a major public health concern in Australia and globally, requiring targeted research efforts to build the evidence base for its effective prevention. We examined current and future priorities in Australian suicide prevention research during the period 2010–2017, and compared these to 1999–2006 baseline data. We classified current research priorities in terms of the type of research published in 424 journal articles and 36 grants and fellowships funded during 2010–2017. A questionnaire administered to 390 stakeholders identified future research priorities. The total number of suicide prevention focussed journal articles and the value of funded grants increased dramatically. Congrue..View full abstract
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This study was supported through funding from Suicide Prevention Australia and the Australian Government Department of Health.