To the Editor A recent article by Brent and colleagues concluded that “Children of parents who use prescription opioids are at increased risk for suicide attempts, which could be a contributing factor to the time trend in adolescent suicidality.”1 The known challenges of accurately capturing suicide attempt in administrative claims databases raise concerns about outcome ascertainment.
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Pennap DD, Mosholder AD, Swain RS. Challenges of Suicide Outcomes Ascertainment in Administrative Claims Databases. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(1):101. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2338
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