Dr. Walsh participated in this workshop at the National Institutes of Mental Health with thought leaders and researchers in suicide prevention from around the country. The topics covered ranged from:
- Biostatistical challenges
- Provider and patient understanding of risk algorithms
- Ethical considerations
- Needs for clinical decision tools to guide risk algorithm application
- Policy-relevant research
It was inspiring and thought provoking conversation. Hope you were able to tune in!
Many participants felt that predictive risk models are best used as inputs for clinical decision-making models. This key goal of translating algorithms into action requires input from experts in clinical care, statistical design, healthcare delivery, and qualitative research.