Mortality after cardiac or vascular operations by preexisting serious mental illness status in the Veterans Health Administration.

@article{Copeland2014MortalityAC,
  title={Mortality after cardiac or vascular operations by preexisting serious mental illness status in the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Laurel A Copeland and Edward Sako and John Edward Zeber and Mary Jo Pugh and Chen-pin Wang and Andrea A. MacCarthy and Marcos I Restrepo and Eric M Mortensen and Valerie A. Lawrence},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={502-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate 1-year mortality risk associated with preoperative serious mental illness (SMI) as defined by the Veterans Health Administration (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], major depression) following nonambulatory cardiac or vascular surgical procedures compared to patients without SMI. Cardiac/vascular operations were selected because patients with SMI are known to be at elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. METHOD Retrospective analysis… CONTINUE READING