Mortality and Medical Care after Bereavement: A General Practice Cohort Study

@inproceedings{King2013MortalityAM,
  title={Mortality and Medical Care after Bereavement: A General Practice Cohort Study},
  author={Michael King and Mira Vasanthan and Irene Petersen and Louise Jones and Louise Marston and Irwin Nazareth},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Bereaved spouses or partners are thought to be at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, there are few large prospective studies and results are inconsistent. We estimated the relative mortality, prescription of psychotropic medication and use of primary medical care services in adults whose cohabitee died of cancer. To do this, we undertook a cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) UK primary care database. Participants were 1) people aged over 40, who were… CONTINUE READING
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