Algorithm may help US Army Identify Soldiers having High Risk of Committing Suicide

November 13, 2014 11:56 AM

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Algorithm may help US Army Identify Soldiers having High Risk of Committing Suicide

It is expected that a new analytical tool will help reduce number of suicides committed by soldiers. The US Army will use the tool that will identify soldiers that can take their own lives by assessing various factors, including history, age and injuries.

Credit for the tool goes to researchers who evaluated 40,820 US soldiers hospitalized for psychiatric problems. On the basis of this data, researchers prepared an algorithm using which Army personnel can be identified who have high chances of committing suicide.

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