Death rate from ischaemic heart disease in Western Australian psychiatric patients 1980-1998.

@article{Lawrence2003DeathRF,
  title={Death rate from ischaemic heart disease in Western Australian psychiatric patients 1980-1998.},
  author={David M Lawrence and Cashel D'Arcy James Holman and Assen V Jablensky and Michael S. T. Hobbs},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={182},
  pages={
          31-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND People with mental illness suffer excess mortality due to physical illnesses. AIMS To investigate the association between mental illness and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) hospital admissions, revascularisation procedures and deaths. METHOD A population-based record-linkage study of 210 129 users of mental health services in Western Australia during 1980-1998. IHD mortality rates, hospital admission rates and rates of revascularisation procedures were compared with those of the… CONTINUE READING
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