The future of “Big Data” in suicide behaviors research: Can we compare the experiences of the U.S. and U.K. armed forces?

Laura Goodwin*, Simon Wessely, Nicola Fear

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Abstract

The recent increased suicide rate in the U.S. military has received widespread academic and media attention (Nock et al., 2013). “Big data” has been defined as large, complex, and linkable information (Khoury & Ioannidis, 2014) that can be used to investigate such changes in incidence at a population level. “Big health data” can revolutionize the future of epidemiological research, and this commentary discusses a specific example of how it can be used to progress suicide research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry (Washington, D.C.)
Volume78
Issue number1
Early online date18 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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