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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Hospital Data Abstraction, Formerly Entitled Evaluation of Emergency Department Crisis Center Follow-Up—(OMB No. 0930-0337)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will conduct an evaluation to assess the impact of crisis center follow-up with patients admitted to emergency departments following a suicide attempt.

The overarching purpose of the Hospital Data Abstraction, formerly Start Printed Page 40074entitled Evaluation of Emergency Department Crisis Center Follow-up, is to examine the impact of crisis center follow-up with patients admitted to emergency departments or inpatient behavioral health units following a suicide attempt or serious suicidal ideation on subsequent readmissions for suicidal behavior. This effort assesses the capacity of follow-up to save both lives and critical hospital resources. This evaluation effort includes one data collection activity. Clearance is being requested for the continuation and expansion of the already-approved abstraction of hospital data on patients admitted to emergency departments or inpatient behavioral health units following a suicide attempt or serious ideation. This effort will continue to examine the impact of crisis center follow-up on readmissions for suicidal behavior. The data collected through this project will ultimately help SAMHSA to understand and direct crisis center follow-up lifesaving initiatives. The data collection activity is described below.

Hospitals collaborating with two cohorts (cohorts IV and V) of Lifeline crisis centers will participate in this expanded initiative. Fifteen hospitals per cohort will participate for a total of 30. Patient data will be collected for patients admitted for a suicide attempt in the two years prior to collaboration between the hospital and crisis center and for patients admitted for a suicide attempt for the two-year period after collaboration.

The Hospital Data Abstraction Form will be utilized to collect systematic patient data for patients seen in the 30 participating hospitals' emergency departments or inpatient behavioral health units. Information to be abstracted from patient data include: Demographic data, historical data, and subsequent suicidal behavioral and admission data. Data will be de-identified. Hospital staff will review patient data for qualifying (i.e., admission to the emergency department for suicide attempt) records. Records to be reviewed will include emergency department or inpatient behavioral health unit admissions for the two years prior to crisis center and hospital collaboration and for two years following collaboration. It is expected that a total of 30,000 records will be abstracted by hospital staff and provided to the evaluation team.

This revision involves an increase in the number of participating hospital respondents and burden associated with the continuation/expansion of the already-approved Hospital Data Abstraction Form (OMB No. 0930-0337; Expiration 09/30/2016), as well as the discontinuation of data collection and burden associated with the Crisis Center Data Abstraction Form.

The estimated response burden to collect this information is as follows annualized over the requested three-year clearance period is presented below:

Total and Annualized Averages: Respondents, Responses, and Hours

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondent *Total number of responsesBurden per responseAnnual burden *
Hospital Data Abstraction Form3033410,020.04401
* Rounded to the nearest whole number.

Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2-1057, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by September 11, 2015.

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Summer King,

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[FR Doc. 2015-17010 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]

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