Effects of severe mental illness on survival of people with diabetes.

  title={Effects of severe mental illness on survival of people with diabetes.},
  author={Yana Vinogradova and Carol Coupland and Julia Hippisley-Cox and S{\'e}an Whyte and Catherine Penny},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={197 4},
BACKGROUND People with mental health problems are more likely to die prematurely than the general population but no study has examined this in individuals with diabetes. AIMS To compare survival rates in people with diabetes with and without schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. METHOD A total of 43,992 people with diabetes were drawn from the QRESEARCH database population of over 9 million patients. Survival rates during the study period, between 1 April 2000 and 1 April 2005, and hazard… CONTINUE READING
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