The target population for this case are veteran men of age 45-50 years of age who are noted to be on higher risk of suicidal ideation and even suicidal attempts. These person or age group of Veterans have been identified to be at a risk by the US veteran Health Administration via the predictive modelling in the identification of veterans who are at a higher risk. The patients who have been enrolled in the VHA benefits are noted to be seeking care from the considered local veteran’s affair medical centers.
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Address the following questions/bullets in completing this section:
· What are you planning to investigate or implement as a policy/process or program?
· What are you doing that is different than what is currently happening?
· List 2-3 potential actions that will be applied in this practice change.
NOTE: Be very specific in your description.
The plans I am having on implementation of the strict follow up policies for the different patients normally involves having them being assessed and also labeled based on the groups having higher risk of suicidal ideations. The patients would then be provided with more personalized safety plan and follow up from a period of 3 months but the current practices would be varying from about 6months up to one year. These also needs to be provided the personalized safety plan as the patient families are also part of the establishment plan as it would help families on recognizing the suicidal ideations on one of their own and provided the most needed care.
*For purposes of this Proposal Project Form the assumption will be that the C (Comparison Group) is ‘traditional care or current care’
O (Outcomes to be measured)
[100 to 150 words]
Every project is required to have an evaluation plan. Address the following questions/bullets in completing this section:
· Which 2-3 outcomes are expected for your project?
· What outcomes will be measured?
· How do you plan to do this?
· What tool will you be using to measure your outcome(s)?
· What data will be used to validate success of the project?
Be sure your outcomes link to the identified problem.
· How will you know if your intervention resulted in change?
Increasing of the follow-ups with the help of the primary care givers for a period for a period of three months or more would be one of the plans which would include having implementation of the safety plan whereby each of the patient would be screened or basically there be done the suicide assessment. Another outcome would on having the deduction of the risk that is there on having suicidal thoughts and any suicide attempts to person of aged 45-50 years by having the implementation of the safety plan, having those of predictive modeling in identification of veterans at higher risk and also having the increased follow ups procedures and implementations. The tool which would be used for this case would be the regression model which is noted to be predictive meaning that there would an exploratory analysis being done on the machine learning algorithms results obtained. One would know an intervention resulted in a change by having the evidence obtained that there is a decrease in the suicidal thoughts and also on the actions based on the follow ups reports which have been reported and thus indicating either positive or negative success of the interventions which would have been used.