Excess cancer mortality in Western Australian psychiatric patients due to higher case fatality rates.

@article{Lawrence2000ExcessCM,
  title={Excess cancer mortality in Western Australian psychiatric patients due to higher case fatality rates.},
  author={David Matthew Lawrence and C. D’Arcy J. Holman and Assen V. Jablensky and Timothy J. Threlfall and Sandra Z. Fuller},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={
          382-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between mental illness and cancer incidence, mortality and case fatality. METHOD A population-based record linkage study was undertaken based on 172,932 patients of mental health services in Western Australia. Records of mental health service contacts were linked with cancer registrations and death records. RESULTS While there was little difference in overall cancer incidence rates between psychiatric patients and the general community (RR in males 1… CONTINUE READING
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