Initiative to improve the cardiogenic safety of antipsychotic medication in community mental health patients

Abstract

Serious mental illness is reported to reduce a patient's life expectancy by 15-20 years. This disparity is thought to be related to lifestyle factors, access to healthcare, poor health monitoring and the common use of antipsychotics, which can cause serious metabolic and cardiogenic side effects. Therefore, to reduce the risk of cardiac complications, both… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000223

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